2 Die in Head-On Collision on I-5 Freeway in Oceanside

CHP officers say their investigation suggests one of the vehicles was heading northbound in the southbound lanes at freeway speeds.

A vehicle traveling in the wrong direction collided with another on southbound Interstate 5 in Oceanside Friday, killing both drivers.

The collision at 2:01 a.m. on I-5 at Mission Avenue was heard by an Oceanside police officer near the scene.

When officers arrived, they found two mangled vehicles – a black 2007 Toyota 4Runner and a red 2011 Toyota Camry.

California Highway Patrol officers say their investigation suggests the driver of the Camry was traveling the wrong way, northbound in the southbound lanes at freeway speeds.

The woman behind the wheel of the 4Runner died and the male driver of the Camry died in the collision, officers said.

CHP officers believe the Camry was traveling at approximately 65 mph when the two vehicles collided.

The San Diego County Medical Examiner's (ME) office has now identified the woman in the 4Runner as Alondra Guadalupe Esquivel, 37, of Santa Maria, California.

The ME has not yet released the name of the man who was driving the wrong way on the freeway. The ME did said the man is 31 years old and a resident of Teec Nos Pos, Arizona.

CHP officers say alcohol and/or drug impairment is suspected in this crash.

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