Jose Lozano, Luz Duran Rios Fatal Carlsbad Crash on Interstate 5 Freeway

 Jose Lozano, Luz Duran Rios Fatal Carlsbad Crash on Interstate 5 Freeway

Richmond Couple Killed in Crash on 5 Freeway in Carlsbad

CARLSBAD, Calif. (Jan. 17, 2024) — Jose Lozano, and his wife, Luz Duran Rios, were both killed early Saturday in an alleged DUI crash on the southbound Interstate 5 Freeway, north of Palomar Airport Road near Carlsbad.

The deadly crash involving three vehicles occurred at around 3:50 a.m. on Jan. 13th, according to a California Highway Patrol report.

The Richmond couple was driving to to the airport in Tijuana to fly to Cabo San Lucus for a vacation to celebrate her 56th birthday, according to an article by NBC San Diego.

Sadly, the couple never made it to their destination because they were involved in a collision with a suspected drunk driver.

Woman Arrested on DUI Charges after Fatal Crash

Angela Hays, 28, of Corona, was traveling southbound in a gray Hyundai allegedly set off the collision when she crashed into a green Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV driven by Jose Lozano, NBC reports. The Jeep reportedly overturned and was struck a second time by a Nissan Altima in the HOV lane, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Jose Lozano was gravely injured and transported by ambulance to a hospital where he later died, but his wife Luz Duran Rios died at the scene.

  • A Gofundme page is raising money to cover funeral costs for the couple

The Nissan driver was hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries.

Angela Hays did not report any injuries, but she was arrested on suspicion of felony DUI and gross vehicular manslaughter. Police booked at the Vista Detention Facility.

Finally, witnesses to the Carlsbad crash on the 5 Freeway may call the Oceanside-area CHP office at (760) 643-3400.


Johnson Attorneys Group hopes this news information is timely and helpful, but our law firm does not represent any of the parties mentioned above . Additionally, if you would like to contribute any information, add a GoFundMe page or have legal questions, please call 1-(855) 703-4186 as soon as possible.

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Sources: SDUT, CHP, NBC San Diego

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