SAN DIEGO (CNS) - California Highway Patrol officers were still investigating why a motorist was driving the wrong way on Interstate 5 in downtown San Diego Saturday, triggering a head-on collision that killed both the motorist and a Chula Vista woman.
Cassandra Renee Oliverria, 23, was pronounced dead a few minutes after she brought to the UCSD Medical Center following the 1:25 a.m. crash.
No age or gender was released for the wrong-way driver, and the CHP did not say how the silver Honda Civic ended up going north in the southbound lane.
The crash occurred next to Balboa Park, just south of Highway 163.
The collision occurred around 1:25 a.m., according to the CHP. The driver of the Honda was pronounced dead at the scene.
Oliverria was taken by ambulance to UCSD Medical Center and was pronounced dead a short time later, according to a report from the Medical Examiner's Office.
The CHP would not say if alcohol or drugs were involved.
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