A victim has been identified in the accident on the I-15 that began as a series of crashes early Saturday morning. Elvai Ruby Gomez, 21, of Escondido was killed after her car, a 1992 Honda Accord, was sideswiped by a 1998 BMW and then was hit by Officer Jason Prokop, in his 2011 Mazda 6. The accident occurred on the I-15 freeway just south of Mira Mesa Boulevard, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Prokop, an off-duty police officer, got out of his car after the crash and ran over to assist Elvai Ruby Gomez. As Officer Prokop was crossing lanes of traffic to assist Ruby Gomez, he was struck by a 2010 Toyota Corolla driven by an off-duty U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer.
Both Officer Jason Prokop and Elvai Ruby Gomez were pronounced dead at the scene.
Harris Personal Injury Lawyers would like to extend our sincerest condolences and prayers to the family and friends of the deceased.
Ryan Harris is a San Diego Personal Injury Lawyer and the managing attorney of Harris Personal Injury Lawyers; a San Diego law firm dedicated to protecting the rights of injured persons and their families. If you or a family member have sustained injuries or have been killed in a San Diego County auto accident please visit our website at www.harrispersonalinjury.com or call 1-877-231-9970 for a free consultation.