Fatal San Diego Collision Leaves Woman Dead
A San Ysidro woman ID’d as Leticia Gutierrez De Ordaz, 64, died Tuesday morning in a traffic collision.
The accident took place on April 12th just before 11 a.m. within the northbound lanes of the I-5 Freeway.
De Ordaz was riding passenger in a Ford Ranger pickup truck driven by a 63-year-old man.
The man reportedly drifted across traffic lanes and collided with a Volkswagen Jetta as a result.
Upon impact, the truck overturned, causing the woman to be ejected.
She was transported to UC San Diego Medical Center with major injuries and sadly died at the hospital.
The pickup truck driver also sustained major injuries and was taken to the hospital.
In addition, the 24-year-old female driver of the Volkswagen was trapped inside of the car. She was taken to Scripps Mercy Hospital with minor injuries.
The crash remains under investigation.
JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Leticia Gutieirrez De Orda.
In 2020, studies showed that the state of California reported 3,723 motor-vehicle deaths which was an increase from 2019.
In the U.S. one’s odds of dying in a car accident is around 1 in 107.
If your injuries are caused by the negligence of a third party you may be entitled to compensation. In the event of a death, families may also be entitled to wrongful death benefits.
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