A blue city-owned Ford when a police officer collided with a white Honda Civic running in the opposite direction on Interstate 5 near the U.S.-Mexico border south of downtown San Diego, California. Jim Bettencourt, an officer on the Fusion sedan, told the San Diego Union Tribune.
A Civic female driver also died after her car crashed into a police sedan and burned.
Police officers were identified as Mr. and Mrs. Ryan Park (32) and his wife, Jamie Huntley Park (33).
Park was a murder investigator and Huntley Park was assigned to the Southern Division. They were off, but Ryan was on the phone, police chief David Nislite said at a press conference on Friday night.
The two met at a police academy, got married in 2016, and were promoted to detectives on the same day almost three years ago, the chief said.
“Both were beloved, devoted, and award-winning civil servants,” he said in a statement.
Police are still investigating what happened and whether it was caused by drugs or alcohol.
Hours after the crash, a march of more than 12 motorcycle police officers kept the coroner’s van away from the scene.
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