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From NBC San Diego
April 20, 2014 — Two people were killed in a suspected DUI crash on Interstate 8 in the East County Saturday morning, officials confirmed.
The deadly collision happened just before 7:30 a.m. on westbound I-8 near Lake Jennings Park Road. Emergency crews rushed to the accident scene to tend to victims.
According to the California Highway Patrol, 26-year-old San Diego resident Mario Castaneda-Carranza was driving a 1997 Nissan Sentra on I-8 at approximately 70 mph when, for unknown reasons, he drifted to the center divider. While trying to correct back to the right, Carranza lost control of the car.
CHP officials said the vehicle went through a chain link fence and then plowed into a concrete culvert.
The impact caused fatal injuries to two passengers riding in the car with Castaneda-Carranza, a young man and woman, both just 20 years old.
The victims are C.J. Vargas of Chula Vista and Monica Lupercio of San Diego, according to the Lupercio family. …MORE