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Authorities ID victim killed in I-15 wrong-way crash near Serra Mesa

Publish Date: 2023/08/31

SAN DIEGO, CA — Officials have identified a woman who died early Sunday after a wrong-way crash on Interstate 15 in San Diego’s Serra Mesa area, reports FOX 5 San Diego.

The California Highway Patrol said the fatal wreck occurred on the southbound lanes of I-15 past Aero Drive, at around 1:30 a.m.

Preliminary details indicate the victim, 32-year-old Yannira Rodriguez was driving a black Honda Fit southbound on I-15 when the Honda was hit by an Infiniti QX 30 traveling in the wrong direction.

Rodriguez was pronounced deceased at the scene, confirmed officials. Her passenger, a woman whose identity remains undisclosed, was rushed to a local hospital with serious injuries.

The wrong-way Infiniti, driven by a 25-year-old man, continued up the southbound lanes until it collided with a Nissan Altima driven by a 58-year-old woman.

Authorities said the causing driver was also transported to a hospital, but no information on his condition has been released.

An investigation remains open and ongoing, but alcohol/or drugs are believed to have contributed to the wreck. The CHP has not reported any charges as of this writing.

Disclaimer: Many of the accidents we report on are preventable. Our hope is that by publishing information about severe accidents, we can equip readers with the information they need to avoid finding themselves involved in such a tragedy. These stories are painful, but real, as they are sourced from news outlets. Outlets sometimes update their published reports. If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information. These posts do not contain legal advice and should not be construed in such a way.

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