California Highway Patrol is reporting that Yine Erandy Gonzales Angeles, age 24, was killed early Sunday morning when the Ford Explorer she was traveling in rolled over on Interstate 5 near Solana Beach. Ms. Angeles was six months pregnant at the time. The baby did not survive.
According to news reports, Ms. Angeles was riding with her husband, 5-year-old daughter, and two relatives when the car was clipped by a speeding Nissan Altima that was trying to change lanes. The contact between the cars caused the Explorer to flip several times, partially ejecting Ms. Angeles, who was wearing a seatbelt. The other passengers suffered relatively minor injuries.
Witnesses stopped to assist the passengers out of both cars, but after helping the driver of the Altima get out of his vehicle he ran from the scene. The driver, John Francis Sudac Jr. of Carlsbad, later turned himself in and was booked into the Vista jail on suspicion of gross vehicular manslaughter.
Adding insult to an already tragic accident, witnesses also said that in the slowing traffic after the accident, a woman in a dark colored Subaru wagon jumped out of her car and stole Ms. Angeles’ purse, which had been thrown across the freeway, before driving away. Any witnesses to this accident or the theft are encouraged to call police at (858) 673-3800.