Briana Contreras Arrested, Woman Dead after Wrong-Way Crash on Interstate 8 [San Diego, CA]

Briana Contreras Arrested, Woman Dead after Wrong-Way Crash on Interstate 8 [San Diego, CA]

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Briana Contreras Arrested, Woman Dead after Wrong-Way Crash on Interstate 8 [San Diego, CA]

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SAN DIEGO, CA (January 29, 2024) – Saturday morning, Briana Michelle Contreras was arrested after a fatal wrong-way crash on Interstate 8.

The incident occurred around 12:44 a.m., on the westbound lanes of the freeway near State Route 163.

Officers say the driver of an eastbound white Honda Civic in the westbound I-8 collided head-on with a black Nissan Kicks. 

Medical responders transported the Nissan driver to a nearby hospital where she later succumbed to her injuries. At this time, officials only described the deceased victim as a 49-year-old woman. 

Meanwhile, paramedics rushed the Honda driver to a hospital for treatment of major injuries. After medical clearance, police arrested 24-year-old Briana Michelle Contreras for suspected DUI and vehicular manslaughter. 

Meanwhile, San Diego Officials closed down the westbound lanes of Interstate 8 for about two hours during cleanup and preliminary duties. Once available, further details will be provided.


Our warm and sincerest sympathies go out to the friends and family of the deceased woman. May the memories of your loved one give you strength in the days ahead.


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