Vigil held for Chula Vista resident killed in double-fatal car wreck
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A candlelight vigil was held in Imperial Beach Tuesday night that drew more than 100 people. It was to honor the victim of a fatal crash in Chula Vista over the weekend.
Two people were killed Saturday in a crash involving a wrong-way motorist and multiple vehicles on Interstate 5 in Chula Vista, the California Highway Patrol said. One of the victims was a soldier in the army named David Ramirez. His loved ones gathered to pay their respects and honor his memory.
The crash on the southbound freeway, north of L Street, occurred at 4:55 a.m., as a vehicle was driving northbound in southbound lanes, according to CHP Public Information Officer Salvador Castro.
The CHP said the suspect’s vehicle — which had its lights off — crashed into a Ford Focus. It was not known whether the two people died at the scene or at an area hospital.
The southbound lanes of I-5 were shut down for hours to clean up debris and for the crash investigation. Traffic was diverted to the J Street off-ramp.
All southbound lanes of I-5 were re-opened at about 2:15 p.m., Caltrans reported.