Married San Diego Police Officers Killed by Wrong Way Driver


A husband and wife, who were both San Diego Police detectives, were among the three people killed in a fiery wrong-way collision in San Ysidro on Interstate 5 on Friday.

The two detectives were identified as Ryan Park and Jamie Huntley-Park. The crash occurred just before 10:30 a.m. when a Honda Civic traveling northbound in the southbound lanes of I-5 near Dairy Mart Road collided with a Ford sedan, according to California Highway Patrol. The CHP says the Civic burst into flames after the crash and the driver, only identified as a female, also was killed. The CHP says the wrong way driver was going 90 miles an hour.

In a statement, San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria said:

"It is with heavy hearts that we mourn our two San Diego Police Department officers whose lives were tragically taken this morning. In the coming days, we will learn more about these public servants who proudly donned the badge to keep all of us safe and we will honor them for their service. I ask San Diegans to keep the officers and their families in your prayers."

It wasn't clear where the wrong-way driver entered the freeway and whether speed or alcohol was a factor in the crash.

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