Long Beach Woman Lorena Higuera and Alabama Man Gregory Byrd Killed in Wrong-Way Crash
Carmel Valley, CA (June 02, 2021) – On Tuesday, passenger Lorena Higuera, 52, of Long Beach died, and others were injured in Interstate 5 head-on crash.
The authorities responded to the crash scene near the off-ramp to State Route 56.
Apparently, a 43-year-old man driving a Dodge Magnum was driving the wrong way on the southbound lanes of Interstate 5. The vehicle crashed with a southbound white Honda Civic. The driver was later identified as Gregory Wayne Byrd, of Mobile, Alabama.
Afterwards, a 32-year-old man driving a Ford pickup truck southbound on the freeway crashed into the Dodge.
Moreover, the officers said a female passenger, Ms. Higuera, died of her injuries, while the vehicle’s driver and another passenger incurred major injuries.
Similarly, the Ford and Dodge drivers also suffered major injuries.
Meanwhile, the officers said it is unclear if drugs or alcohol played a factor in the 5 Freeway accident.
Later reports revealed Mr. Byrd’s condition declined at the hospital, making him the second fatality in this 5 Freeway crash.
Please contact CHP’s San Diego Area Special Investigations Unit at (858) 293-6000 if you have further details about the fatal crash.
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