CHP ID woman killed in Oceanside head-on crash

Posted at 11:20 PM, Jul 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-14 17:48:06-04

OCEANSIDE, Calif. (KGTV) -- The California Highway Patrol has identified the woman who was killed early Friday when a wrong-way driver slammed head-on into her SUV on Interstate 5.

Alondra Guadalupe Esquivel, 37, of Santa Maria was driving about 2 a.m. on the southbound side of I-5 near Mission Avenue when she was struck by a northbound sedan, officials with the San Diego County Medical Examiner's Office said.

Esquivel was found unresponsive in the roadway after the crash, according to the California Highway Patrol. She died at the scene from multiple blunt-force injuries.

Esquivel's friends told 10News she was originally from Santa Maria. She was an aesthetician and a nail technician. She had a salon in Santa Maria, but also had mobile services and traveled to San Diego for her clients.

The name of the suspected wrong-way driver has not been released pending notification of next of kin, but officials with the Medical Examiner's Office said he was a 31-year-old from Arizona.

CHP officials said alcohol and/or drugs is suspected to be involved in the collision.