By Miriam Raftery
April 25, 2014 (Lakeside) – San Diego residents Carlos Kristopher Vargas and Monica Yvette Lupercio, each 20 years old , died of injuries sustained in a vehicle accident April 19 on westbound Interstate 8 near the Lake Jennings exit in Lakeside. Vargas and Lupercio were passengers in the backseat, both wearing seatbelts when the vehicle drifted into the median.
The driver , Mario Alberto Carranza, had a blood alcohol level four times the legal limit. Because of a prior DUI on his record, Carranza has been charged with murder. He pled not guilty and his hearing is set for May 1st.