CHULA VISTA, Calif. — The San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office identified a driver and passenger who were killed in a car crash in Chula Vista Saturday.
Luis Perez Barajas, 77, and his wife Avelina Munoz, 70, were in a vehicle traveling south on Interstate 805 when Barajas exited the freeway in the HOV lane at Palomar Street, according to Chula Vista police. Witnesses say the car ran through a red light at the end of the exit ramp at a high rate of speed before slamming into a cement wall.
Both victims were pronounced dead at the scene.
Barajas and Munoz, of Fontana, were on their way to Tijuana, Mexico before the collision.