Rita Quintero and Lauro Ordonez Killed in Escondido Car Collision at Del Lago Boulevard and Southbound Interstate 15 Off-Ramp
Escondido, California (September 4, 2019) – The San Diego Department of Medical Examiner identified the two people who died in a car crash that happened Monday afternoon in Escondido.
The accident took place at about 3:50 p.m. on Del Lago Boulevard at southbound Interstate 15 off-ramp.
Authorities said 80-year-old Rita Pulido Quintero, of Escondido, was a passenger in a car traveling southbound on Del Lago Boulevard. The car was waiting for a green light on Del Lago Boulevard and the on and off ramps for the Interstate 15. When the light turned green, the car proceeded to drive through the intersection. At the same time, 81-year-old Lauro Ordonez, of Lemon Grove, was the driver of a car exiting the southbound Interstate 15 off-ramp and ran a red light colliding with Quintero’s car.
Quintero was pronounced dead at the scene by responding paramedics. Ordonez was taken to Palomar Medical Center for treatment but succumbed to his injuries early Tuesday morning.
The condition of the driver of the other car was not mentioned.
Authorities are investigating the incident.