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Michael Johnston Jr., 33, killed and one injured in collision with wrong-way driver Ivan Gonzalez, 30, on 5 Freeway near Tustin, California

Modified Date: 
Sat, 01/06/2018 - 8:22am
Accident Date: 
Friday, January 5, 2018

Wrong-way crash on freeway near Tustin leaves innocent motorist dead, passenger critical

California Highway Patrol officers spotted the wayward driver beforehand and made a desperate effort to prevent the collision, a spokesman for the agency said.

Brea driver killed in Tustin wrong-way crash injuring 2 people identified

Gonzalez was driving a 2008 Toyota Camry the wrong way at speeds of at least 100 mph when an officer who spotted him and attempted to stop him. But Gonzalez kept going and struck Johnston’s 2000 Ford Mustang head-on, Olivera said.

Type: Car Accident
People Involved: 
Michael Johnston Jr.
Ivan Gonzalez
Roadway: 
5 Freeway
City: 
Tustin, CA

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