Victim in deadly Escondido crash identified

Posted at 5:38 AM, Mar 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-26 20:55:46-04

ESCONDIDO, Calif. (KGTV) - One of the two victims killed in a crash in Escondido Sunday night has been identified as 19-year-old Ana Lira.

The crash occurred just before 11:30 p.m. on El Norte Parkway and Ash Street, according to Escondido police.

A witness told 10News he believed a Dodge Charger ran a red light and collided with a Ford Mustang in the intersection.

Police confirmed one of the cars ran a red light, but they could not confirm which car committed the violation.

One person was ejected from the Mustang and landed in the front yard of a nearby home. That person was declared dead at the scene, and another person inside the Mustang was also killed in the crash.

The Charger’s driver and another person from the Mustang were taken to the hospital with serious injuries.

The crash forced police to close El Norte Parkway between Conway Drive and Fig Street. Ash Street was closed between Sheridan Avenue and Ball Avenue. All affected roads were reopened by 7:15 a.m. Monday.

A GoFundMe has been set up in Lira's name. Click here to donate. 

The crash remains under investigation.