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CHP: Driver arrested in deadly wrong-way crash on I-805 in Nestor

Honda van's driver killed in collision with Audi, CHP says
Posted at 2:09 PM, Jul 26, 2023

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – A driver was arrested on suspicion of DUI in connection with a wrong-way crash in San Diego’s Nestor area that killed another motorist.

California Highway Patrol officials said the crash involving a white Audi sedan and a blue Honda van happened at around 11:54 a.m. Wednesday on southbound Interstate 805, just north of Camino De La Plaza.

According to the CHP, the Audi was traveling north in the southbound lanes when it collided with the van in the southbound No. 2 lane.

The driver of the van, identified by the CHP as a Hispanic male, died at the scene. The Audi’s driver sustained major non-life threatening injuries and was taken to the hospital for treatment.

CHP officials on Thursday announced the Audi’s driver, identified as 29-year-old San Diego resident Fernando Goneortiz, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol. He faces felony DUI and vehicular manslaughter charges, the CHP confirmed.