Wrong Way Driver Jose Lopez Triggers Fatal Head-on Crash That on 405 Freeway in Costa Mesa Man, 36, and Jose Garcia Lopez, 29, Killed in Costa Mesa
Wrong Way Driver Jose Lopez Triggers Fatal Head-on Crash That on 405 Freeway in Costa Mesa
Costa Mesa, California (January 8, 2017) – Two men were killed early Sunday morning in a fiery head-on crash that was triggered by a wrong-way driver in Costa Mesa.
The accident took place at just after 4:00 a.m. between silver 2001 Ford Mustang and a black 2004 Ford SUV on northbound 405 Freeway, just north of Costa Mesa (55) Freeway.
The wrong way driver identified as Jose Garcia Lopez, 29, of Fullerton and the driver of the other vehicle were pronounced dead at the scene.
According to the authorities, Lopez was driving the Mustang heading south in the northbound lanes of 405 Freeway when he collided head-on with the SUV driven by the 36-year-old man.
According to the CHP, both vehicles burst into flames after the crash.
The name of the second river was not immediately released pending family notification.
The crash is under investigation and anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to call the CHP’s Santa Ana Office at 714-567-6000.
Our sincere sympathies go to the families and friends of Jose Garcia Lopez and the 36-year-old man. We wish them courage during these trying moments of losing their loved one.