Gregory Byrd Dies after Wrong-Way Car Crash on 5 Freeway near Carmel Valley Road in Del Mar
San Diego, California (June 16, 2021) – 43-year-old Gregory Wayne Byrd, of Alabama, has been identified as the man who died in hospital following a fatal wrong-way car crash earlier this month in Del Mar.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the accident happened at about 12:49 a.m. June 1, on Interstate 5 Freeway near Carmel Valley Road.
Byrd was driving a car northbound in the southbound lanes of the 5 Freeway when he collided head-on with another car, triggering a three-vehicle collision.
Lorena Higuera Killed in 5 Freeway Car Crash in Del Mar, San Diego
52-year-old Lorena Higuera, of Long Beach, who was the front-seat passenger in the car that was struck by Byrd’s car was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.
Byrd was transported to a local hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries on June 13.
No additional information about the accident was provided.
The CHP is investigating the crash.
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