Stretch of I-15 dedicated to fallen California firefighter Cory Iverson

  • Source: The San Diego Union Tribune - Metered Site
  • Published: 03/18/2019 12:00 AM

A swath of Interstate 15 that runs through Escondido was dedicated Saturday in honor of Cory Iverson, a North County Cal Fire firefighter who died battling the Thomas Fire in 2017. “Corey Iverson is a hometown hero,” said California Assemblymember Marie Waldron, who started the effort to get the freeway naming approved by the Legislature. Dozens of Cal Fire firefighters, Caltrans officials and family and friends gathered for the unveiling of the large green signs that will designate the stretch between Rancho Via Parkway and state Route 78 as the “Cal Fire Firefighter Cory Iverson Memorial Highway.” “My hope is when drivers see this sign the memory of Cory will live on,” Waldron said during the gathering at the Del Lago Transit Station in Escondido.


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