Driver Killed in Crash with Wrong-way Driver is ID’d

Los Angeles Resident, Abel Bermudez Griego, 57, Killed in Wrong-Way Crash on 805 Freeway in San Diego.

Abel Bermudez Griego, 57, from Los Angeles, tragically lost his life in a collision with a wrong-way driver on the 805 Freeway in San Diego. The incident took place in the southbound lanes of the I-805 Freeway on Wednesday, July 26th, according to CBS 8 News.

The suspected wrong-way driver, Fernando Goneortiz, 29, was arrested after the crash near the San Ysidro Port of Entry, close to the Mexican border. Police reported that Fernando Goneortiz was driving a white Audi sedan northbound in the southbound lanes when he attempted to avoid crossing the border and made a U-turn. As a result, he collided head-on with a blue Honda van driven by Abel Bermudez Griego.

Tragically, Abel Bermudez Griego suffered fatal injuries and died at the collision scene. Fernando Goneortiz sustained major non-life-threatening injuries and received treatment at an area hospital before being arrested on felony DUI and vehicular manslaughter charges.

Investigators are actively working on the case. To help with Abel Griego’s funeral expenses, the family has set up a Gofundme account.

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