Names released of three killed in Interstate 15 crash near Escondido

Names released of three who were killed in crash on their way to funeral in Mexico

 The names of three people from Los Angeles County killed in a crash on Interstate 15 while on their way to a funeral in Mexico were released Saturday by the San Diego County medical examiner.

Killed were Jerson Ariel Duron Valeriano, 25, of South El Monte; his wife, Edith Duron, 22; and family friend Ivette Garcia 21.

Three other family members of Valeriano and Duron were injured: a 43-year-old woman, a 21-year-old man, and a 2-year-old girl. Their names and conditions were not released.

The crash occurred Friday afternoon on southbound I-15 near Old Highway 395. The six were traveling in a 2001 Ford Explorer when the tread came off a rear passenger-side tire.

The driver lost control, the vehicle smashed into the median and landed on its roof.


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