Lorena Higuera Killed in Del Mar Car Crash on 5 Freeway near Carmel Valley Road
San Diego, California (June 5, 2021) – Lorena Higuera, 52, of Long Beach, has been identified by the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Bureau as the man who was killed in a wrong-way car crash in Del Mar on Tuesday morning.
The fatal crash happened on the southbound side of Interstate 5 Freeway near Carmel Valley Road at about 12:49 a.m. June 1.
According to the California Highway Patrol, a 42-year-old man was driving a Dodge Magnum northbound on the southbound lanes of the freeway when he collided head-on with a white Honda Civic.
1 Killed, 4 Seriously Injured in 5 Freeway Crash in Del Mar, San Diego
A Ford pickup truck driven by a 32-year-old man was also involved in the accident.
Higuera was a passenger in the Honda and was killed in the accident, according to the CHP.
The driver of the Honda and a passenger were hospitalized with major injuries.
The drivers of the Ford and the Dodge sustained major injuries in the accident and were transported to an area hospital for treatment.
No additional information about the accident was provided.
An investigation into the accident is ongoing.
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