San Diego, CA – UPDATE: 3 Identified in Deadly Camino Santa Fe Crash
San Diego, CA (March 17, 2020) – Local authorities have released the identities of three victims killed in a fatal wrong-way accident in Sorrento Valley neighborhood of San Diego on Friday, March 13th. The deceased parties were traveling in a car when the vehicle left the road and crashed into a pine tree. Authorities revealed that Michelle Roman, 18, Eliesel Rivera, 19, and Joseph Lopez, 19, were killed in the accident.
According to reports from officials, the victims were sitting in the front seat of a pickup truck that was speeding down Camino Santa Fe near Miratech Drive when the driver lost control of the vehicle at around 9:45 p.m. The pickup spun out, struck the median, and left the roadway, striking a tree and bursting into flames.
The 18-year-old woman driving the vehicle suffered third and fourth-degree burns in the crash. An ongoing investigation is currently underway.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the families of Michelle Roman, Eliesel Rivera, and Joseph Lopez at this time.
Deadly California Car Accidents
Car crashes are an unfortunate reality for hundreds of thousands across California. In 2017 alone, 3,898 were killed in crashes in the state. Roadway fatalities in California continue to climb, with an increase of 23.5 percent since 2013.
When the actions of a reckless driver result in the loss of a loved one, it can be truly devastating. In most cases, the surviving family members are the ones left to pick up the pieces. A qualified San Diego wrongful death attorney can help injured parties pursue lost compensation after the loss of a family member.
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Disclaimer: As a member of the local community, Coastal Legal Center strives to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who lives in San Diego. We are extremely saddened by these accidents but hope that through an awareness of these dangers, those in our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. The photos depicted in this post are not representative of the actual accident scene.