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Crash on SR 67 Kills Four, Injures Three

Three-vehicle crash near Rock House Road blocks traffic for nearly three hours.

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.

Original story:

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.

Check back with Patch for updates.

A.N.T May 26, 2012 at 03:53 PM
I SAY PROTEST!!!!!! MY HOUSE IS RIGHT ALONG 67 AND IT WOULD BE PERFECT SO EVERYONE CAN SEE. WE NEED TO GET OUR VOICES OUT THERE!
A.N.T May 26, 2012 at 04:00 PM
I don't want to be the next person or family dead on that road someone needs to be the voice for those who have lost their lives on that road!!!!
LG May 27, 2012 at 09:25 AM
A CONCRETE BARRIER like the one on Scripps Poway Pkwy with openings for emergency vehicles to get in is the only way to stop another car from crossing over the yellow and killing innocent people. I will be writing a letter to Dianne Jacods, Caltrans, and DPW making this request because Enough is Enough with so many children being left without a parent as a result of a head on collision on hwy 67.
A.N.T May 28, 2012 at 12:53 AM
Thank you LG
jj ar June 13, 2012 at 01:42 PM
I sorry but if you speak before knowing the facts you just show your ignorance. Like I see so many people here are doing. The most import parts here is the lives that have been lost everyone just wants to play the blame game. Maybe we should find out the facts and try and fixs the problems wether it be the road or driver or both.

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