SAN DIEGO (CNS) – Authorities Wednesday publicly identified a 37-year-old woman who was killed last weekend in a suspected DUI crash on state Route 125 in La Mesa.
Nicole Buquet of Alpine was a passenger in a northbound pickup truck that slammed into the back end of a flatbed tow rig parked on the eastern shoulder of the freeway just south of Interstate 8 about 12:40 a.m. Sunday, according to the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office.
Buquet died at the scene of the crash.
The driver of the 2006 Ford F-150 that Buquet was riding in, 28-year old Erik Anderson, was uninjured, as was the tow truck operator and the motorist he was assisting, California Highway Patrol public-affairs Officer Travis Garrow said.
Anderson, also an Alpine resident, was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.