COSTA MESA, CALIFORNIA (January 8, 2017) – A disastrous accident occurred on Sunday, at approximately 4 a.m., on 405 Freeway, north of 55 Freeway. (map)
California Highway Patrol reported that the collision occurred when a silver 2001 Ford Mustang was driving south in the northbound lanes and collided head-on with a 2004 Ford SUV. The SUV became engulfed in flames after the crash. Both drivers were pronounced dead at the scene.
The identity of the 36-year-old male who was driving the SUV is being withheld at this time. The wrong-way driver has been identified as 29-year-old Jose Garcia Lopez of Fullerton.
CHP is currently investigating the accident.
“Our firms prayers are with all parties involved in this devastating collision,” said an attorney from Lexton Law Firm.
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