Two dead after full-capacity sedan flips on 805
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Monday 6:17 a.m. – The medical examiner Sunday night released full and partial identities of two married people who were killed, and three of their passengers who were severely injured, in a solo rollover crash on northbound Interstate 805 between Market Street and the Martin Luther King Jr. (94) Freeway.
A 23-year-old married Hispanic man from Las Vegas was identified as the front-seat passenger in the 2011 silver Nissan Versa driven by his wife, the medical examiner said. Both were pronounced dead at the scene.
Three other passengers in the Versa were identified by the medical examiner as 34-year-old Maria Miranda-Haro, 29-year-old Lucero Vazquez and an unidentified 16-year-old juvenile, all of San Diego.
They were hospitalized with what officials described as life-threatening or major injuries.
5:25 p.m. – Alcohol may have played a role in a solo-vehicle rollover early Sunday that killed two people and severely injured three others, the California Highway Patrol said.
"Alcohol may have been a factor in the crash,” CHP Sgt. Dan Kyle said about the crash reported at 6:07 a.m. on northbound Interstate 805 between Market Street and the Martin Luther King Jr. (94) Freeway. "A 2011 Nissan Versa traveling northbound at approximately 65 mph drifted to the right off the road and into the dirt,” Kyle said. "It continued north and eventually struck a metal and wood guardrail. The Nissan rotated onto its right side and continued until its roof struck a concrete support column, coming to rest on its right side wedged between the guardrail and the support column.”
San Diego Fire Department removed the roof and left-side doors of the Versa to reach the crash victims inside. Kyle said the female driver and her male right-front passenger were pronounced dead at the scene by medics. CHP Officer Tommy Doerr said three rear-seat passengers in the Versa sustained major injuries in the crash and were taken by ambulance to nearby hospitals.
The two right lanes of I-805 northbound and the Market Street off-ramp were closed following the crash until 9:15 a.m. The CHP was continuing its investigation into the cause of the crash.
12:31 p.m. – A motorist and her front-seat passenger were killed Sunday when their Nissan Versa overturned on its side on the 805 Freeway in San Diego.
Three rear-seat passengers suffered major injuries in the crash on the northbound freeway between Market Street and the Martin Luther King Jr. (94) Freeway, said California Highway Patrol Officer Tommy Doerr.
The crash occurred at 6:07 a.m., Doerr said, and all the occupants inside the Nissan Versa were female. There was no other immediate information.