December 2, 2023
The crushed Honda on the scene of Sunday’s deadly crash. Credit score: OnScene.TV

Authorities Tuesday publicly recognized a 58-year-old man who was killed final weekend in a suspected DUI-related freeway collision in Otay Mesa.

Enrique Valerio Lopez of Tijuana was headed north on Interstate 805 close to state Route 905 when the Honda SUV he was driving was rear-ended by a Volkswagen coupe shortly earlier than 5:30 a.m. Sunday, based on the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Workplace.

The influence despatched the Honda veering uncontrolled off the roadway because the Volkswagen crashed right into a center-divider barrier, the company reported.

Lopez died on the scene. Paramedics took the 21-year-old Escondido man who had been driving the Volkswagen to a hospital for therapy of accidents of undisclosed severity.

Preliminary proof indicated that intoxication performed a job within the accident, California Freeway Patrol Officer Jesse Matias stated.

Metropolis Information Service contributed to this text.