Editor's Note: Updated at 5:01p.m. Friday.
Authorities have released the ages of the people who died in Friday's multi-vehicle accident on Highway 67 in Ramona.
A 78-year-old man and 74-year-old woman were pronounced dead at the scene, along with two other men, ages 20 and 34. The two people in their 70s were traveling in the silver Camry. It has not been confirmed whether they were a married couple, according to the Medical Examiner's Office. Legal next of kin have not yet been notified. The hometown of the two elderly people has not been confirmed yet. The 20-year-old driver of the truck was from Poway. The 34-year-old passenger of the truck was from San Diego.
Four people were killed and three injured Friday in a multi-vehicle collision on State Route 67 in Ramona near the Poway border, according to the California Highway Patrol and Cal Fire.
The accident occurred when a green Chevy pick-up truck heading northbound lost control and struck two cars—a blue Corolla and a silver Camry—in the southbound lane head-on, according to CHP officer Joe Nielsen.
Two male adults in the Chevy, and one male adult and one female adult in the Camry were declared dead at the scene. A female adult in the Chevy, and a female adult and a five-year-old girl in the Corolla were transported to nearby hospitals with injuries, according to CHP and Cal Fire. (The injury level was variously reported by officials and so it has been removed.)
The 20-year-old driver of the Chevy 1500 Silverado truck—a Poway resident—lost control for unknown reasons, according to Nielsen. Conditions were foggy and drizzly at the time and the accident occurred near a bend in the highway. CHP spokesman Brian Pennings reported Friday afternoon that witnesses and physical evidence showed the truck was traveling at high speed.
The other male in the truck who died was a 34-year-old San Diego resident, Pennings reported Friday afternoon. The female rear passenger sustained unknown internal injuries.
Nicole Pinning, 24, of Ramona and her 5-year-old female passenger were transported with injuries reported to be moderate at the time of the accident.
The accident occurred just south of Rock House Road in the unincorporated Rosemont area at about 10 a.m., according to the CHP.
The wreck forced the closure of the roadway between Poway and Archie Moore roads. Both lanes opened at about 1 p.m.
No names of the deceased have been released, pending verification by the Medical Examiner's staff.
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