Jose Lozano and Luz Duran Rios Killed in DUI Crash on Interstate 5 [Carlsbad, CA]

Jose Lozano and Luz Duran Rios Killed in DUI Crash on Interstate 5 [Carlsbad, CA]

Jose Lozano and Wife Killed, Angela Hays Arrested in DUI Crash on I-5

Carlsbad, CA (January 15, 2024) On Saturday morning, 28-year-old Angela Hays of Corona was arrested after a 3-vehicle collision on Interstate 5 that killed Jose Lozano and Luz Duran Rios.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the fatal crash happened at about 3:49 a.m. on the southbound lanes of I-5 in Carlsbad north of Palomar Airport Road.

Officials say that Hays was driving a southbound gray Hyundai sedan that crashed into a Jeep Grand Cherokee, the impact of the collision caused the Jeep to overturn. Consequently, a white Nissan Altima then crashed into the overturned Jeep.

Reports say that a Jeep’s female passenger, later identified as Luz Duran Rios, was pronounced dead at the scene, while the man driving the Jeep, Jose Lozano, was rushed to a hospital, where he ultimately succumbed to his injuries and died at the hospital. The couple was from Richmond, CA.

Meanwhile, the male driver of the Nissan, sustained major but non-life-threatening injuries, he was taken to a hospital as well.

Authorities say that Hays escaped injuries, but she was arrested for allegedly driving under the influence and was booked into the Vista Detention Facility.

CHP is investigating the fatal DUI collision.


Sweet Lawyers extends our deepest condolences to the bereaved families of Jose Lozano and Luz Duran Rios. We also wish the injured party a quick recovery.


Fatal DUI Collision on I-5: Angela Hays Arrested

Dealing with a loved one’s sudden and tragic death is indeed painful. It would certainly take a lot of time to recover from this loss.

However, the worst part to consider is when the death was a result of other people’s negligence.

That is why hiring a legal expert who can help you with a possible wrongful death claim is one of the best decisions one could make during this time.

Moreover, it is helpful to know that each state has its laws covering who can file a wrongful death suit on behalf of the deceased.

These people are those who are related to or depend financially on the person who died. The law usually allows the following people to file a wrongful death case:

  • Surviving spouses;
  • Domestic partners (registered domestic partnership);
  • Children of the deceased;
  • Financial dependents, parents, and minors under the care of the deceased;
  • Personal representatives.

A Sweet Lawyer Attorney Can Help

Reach out to our wrongful death lawyers if a loved one died in an incident similar to the 3-vehicle collision on Interstate 5. Let us help you discover if you are eligible to file a case on behalf of your departed loved one.

With 40 years of practice, Sweet Lawyers is confident that we can tackle your wrongful death lawsuit and help you recover. Our legal experts are here to guide you during your legal battle.

Call our offices right now at (800) 674-7852 and let us help you get justice for your family. Our consultation is free and confidential.

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