Publish Date: 2023/07/31
The fatal wreck occurred on southbound Interstate 805, just north of Camino Del La Plaza, near the United States-Mexico border. First responders were dispatched to the scene at about 11:54 a.m.
According to the California Highway Patrol, Abel Bermudez, 57, was driving a blue Honda van southbound in lane #2 when his vehicle was hit by an Audi sedan traveling against traffic.
Bermudez died from his injuries at the scene, confirmed officials.
The driver of the wrong-way vehicle, 29-year-old Fernando Goneortiz, suffered major but non-life-threatening injuries. He was transported to an area hospital and placed under custody for suspected DUI. He now faces multiple charges that include felony DUI and vehicular manslaughter.
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