- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 3, 2014

LAKESIDE, Calif. (AP) - Authorities in San Diego County say a wrong-way freeway driver deliberately crashed head-on into a car, killing herself and the other driver.

California Highway Patrol Officer Kevin Pearlstein tells KNSD-TV (https://bit.ly/1p4VqfD) that 29-year-old Trista Lynn Stier drove her car the wrong way up an off-ramp on State Route 67 in Lakeside Friday, colliding with a Select Electric utility truck driven by 50-year-old Douglas M. Menegos of Alpine.

Menegos’ father-in-law says he can’t understand such a senseless act and his family is searching for answers.

The San Diego County medical examiner’s office says based on statements from Stier’s family, officers believe she was suicidal at the time of the crash and caused it on purpose. Her cause of death was listed as suicide.

Menegos was married and the father of two.


Information from: KNSD-TV, https://www.nbcsandiego.com/index.html

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