SDPD detective killed in a crash in the wrong direction
San Diego – Authorities have identified two San Diego police detectives who were killed in a crash in the wrong direction near the border on Friday night. They were married couples.
SDPD Director David Nisleit identified the detectives as 32-year-old Ryan Park and 33-year-old Jamie Huntley-Park. The driver who crashed into the police car was also killed in the fiery crash, but the authorities have not yet released her name.
According to the authorities, the detective was killed when the wrong driver hit their car head-on on Interstate 5 near the San Ysidro Dairy Supermarket Road.
CHP started investigating shortly before 10:30 am because a car on I-5 was driving in the wrong direction. Soon after, another call came about the crash.
According to the Centers for Health Protection, the Honda Civic driven by the wrong driver caught fire after colliding with a police officer’s Ford car near Interstate 905. Officials found three bodies in the wreckage.
Salvador Castro, a spokesperson for the Health Protection Center, said at the scene that the heroic efforts of the San Diego Fire Brigade failed to rescue any of the passengers in the two vehicles.
The department said in a statement: “The San Diego Police Department expresses its most sincere condolences to the relatives of the fallen detective.” “We ask the San Diego community to maintain thoughts and prayers with the detective’s family during this difficult time.”
The Health Protection Center said its officials are still working to determine how fast the reverse driver is driving and whether drugs or alcohol are the cause of the accident.