The pair of police detectives who died on Friday in a wrong car accident in San Diego have been identified as a married couple.
The California Highway Patrol responded around 10:20 a.m. Friday on a call to a Honda Civic moving north on Interstate 5 against traffic. A crash call soon followed.
The wrong car crashed into a Ford sedan driven by two police officers, who have since been identified as Jamie Huntley-Park (33) and Ryan Park (32).
“My heart aches today as we mourn the tragic passing of two ornate detectives,” San Diego Police Chief David Nislate said in a statement.
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“They were an incredible part of our team that helped countless San Diego,” Nislate said, noting that he promoted officers to detective in 2018.
The couple met at the police academy in April 2012 and got married in 2016.
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“Jamie and Ryan have spent their lives serving the city, defending the city. So, I express my gratitude to both of them for their service and sacrifice to the city, and to the people who live here,” San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria told a news conference. . “Again, I express my condolences on behalf of a grateful city to their families.”
The couple was not at work at the time of the accident.
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The name of the missing driver, who also died, has not yet been announced by the authorities. A Civic burst into flames after the crash, authorities said.
The factors surrounding the accident – including the speed of the vehicle and any possible intoxications – continue to be investigated.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.