Officials identify victims in Tuesday’s fatal head-on near Santa Ysabel

Authorities have identified the two drivers and two children killed in a head-on collision that left several other people injured.

The crash at about 3:15 p.m. Tuesday on state Route 78 occurred west of Santa Ysabel near the road’s junction with Route 79.

Mary Helen Elizabeth Aguilar, 33, was driving an eastbound 2003 Honda Odyssey with an adult passenger and six children in the back, when a westbound 2010 Pontiac Vibe driven by 33-year-old Francisco Raul Higueros Perez of Santa Ana crossed into their path, according to the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Both drivers died at the scene, along with 7-year-old Camryn Aguilar and 9-year-old Jennifer Aguilar. Neither girl was restrained, according to the Medical Examiner’s Office.

The girls’ father, Geraldo Aguilar, told NBC7 his 6-year-old daughter, Audry, suffered severe spinal and intestinal injuries, and 13-year-old Irene suffered broken bones in the crash.

The van’s front seat passenger, a San Diego woman who is the vehicle’s registered owner, was taken to a hospital with major injuries, according to the California Highway Patrol.

—City News Service

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2 Comments for “Officials identify victims in Tuesday’s fatal head-on near Santa Ysabel”

  1. scoochin

    Neither was restrained? A mother drives a car with her little girls inside and doesn’t ensure they are wearing seat belts? Maybe I live in a different world, but its incomprehensible to me that any parent would be so negligent. Whatever the reason, its inexcusable and now two little girls are dead. Note to Dad – please make sure that your two surviving children are buckled in next time. What a waste.

  2. julia

    BOTH GIRLS WERE RESTRAINED ACTUALLY. All 5 of my family members that survived remember the girls having seatbelts on. so keep your comments to yourself when the information isn’t being accurately printed. And my aunt was never negligent! All she cared about was her four girls. I love how some man crashes into them and that’s somehow Mary’s fault. Stupid people who don’t know her or our family should keep their comments to themselves.

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