SAN DIEGO – Two people died Friday morning when two cars collided in a busy intersection near Patrick Henry High School in San Carlos.
The crash in the intersection of Navajo Road and Park Ridge Boulevard was reported at 6:39 a.m., police said.
A gold Toyota Camry was entering the intersection heading northbound on Park Ridge on a green light when a white Toyota Prius driving eastbound on Navajo Road ran a red light and crashed into the Camry in the intersection, investigators said. First responders apparently had to cut off the roof of the Camry to get the driver out.
The 76-year-old woman driving the Camry and the 88-year-old woman driving the Prius were both taken to local hospitals, where they were pronounced dead, police said.
FOX 5 spoke with relatives who identified the 76-year-old victim as Marjorie Bialk, a San Carlos resident who taught special education at San Diego City schools for more than 30 years.
“She devoted her life to helping people, especially children who had tremendous challenges," said Joe Bialk, her son.
The other driver's name was not released. It's unclear why she ran the red light.