Two San Diego police detectives who were married to each other were killed Friday in a crash with a wrong-way driver.

Ryan Park, 32, and his wife Jamie Huntley-Park, 33, were on their days off but following up on a tip for one of Jamie’s cases when they were struck head-on by a driver on Interstate 5 in San Ysidro, San Diego Police Chief David Nisleit says.

Jamie worked in SDPD’s Southern Division, Ryan with the Homicide Unit. They were hired as police recruits on the same day just over nine years ago, and were promoted to detective on the same day in 2017. They fell for each other after meeting during police academy. By the time they made detective, they were married, Fox5 reports.

In a statement to FOX 5 Jaime’s mother Cherisse Huntley said, “They are the two bravest, generous, loving people that I know and they loved their community. They loved their work and they’re going to be missed.”

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