The Medical Examiner has released the names of two Escondido residents who were killed on Christmas Eve in a car accident that occurred at 11:27 a.m.
The names of the decedents are Rosario Garcia Ibarra, 38, and Christine Loraine Wagner, 47.
Ibarra was the driver of a 2003 Nissan Xterra traveling southbound on Great Southern Overland Stage Route (S2) in Julian. At some point, the Xterra attempted to negotiate a puddle on the side of the road. The vehicle then rolled over and the driver was ejected, her front passenger (Wagner) remained restrained and upside-down in the vehicle. The two minor children in the backseat were able to flag down a passerby and 9-1-1 was called. The decedent and the passengers’ death were confirmed upon first responders’ arrival. The children were transported to a local hospital.