San Diego Fire Department Engine 28. Courtesy of San Diego Fire-Rescue
San Diego Fire Department Engine 28. Courtesy of San Diego Fire-Rescue

The medical examiner Monday released the names of a married couple from Las Vegas killed in a solo rollover crash on northbound Interstate 805 between Market Street and the Martin Luther King Jr. Freeway.

Sergio Manzo, 23, was the front-seat passenger in the 2011 silver Nissan Versa driven by his wife, 22-year-old Brenda Alejandra Vasquez, early Sunday morning. Both were pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.

Three other passengers in the Versa — identified by the medical examiner as 34-year-old Maria Miranda-Haro, 29-year-old Lucero Vazquez and a 16- year-old, all of San Diego —were hospitalized with what were described as life-threatening or major injuries.

“Alcohol may have been a factor in the crash,” California Highway Patrol Sgt. Dan Kyle said.

“The Versa traveling northbound at approximately 65 mph drifted to the right off the road and into the dirt,” Kyle said. “It continued north and eventually struck a metal and wood guardrail. The Nissan rotated onto its right side and continued until its roof struck a concrete support column, coming to rest on its right side wedged between the guardrail and the support column.”

San Diego Fire Department personnel had to remove the roof and left-side doors of the Versa to reach the crash victims.

— City News Service

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