Two Elderly People Die in Highway 67 Crash Friday

Two younger men from Poway and San Diego also pronounced dead at the scene.

The Medical Examiner's Office has confirmed that two people in their 70s died in an accident on state Route 67 in Ramona on Friday. Their town of residence has not yet been reported. The multi-vehicle crash also took the lives of two men from Poway and San Diego, and injuried three other people, according to the Highway Patrol.

Three vehicles were involved in the accident, which happened at about 10 a.m. just south of Rock House Road, near Mt. Woodson under foggy and drizzly conditions.

A green Chevy 1500 Silverado in the northbound lane crossed the yellow divider line and hit a southbound silver Camry and blue Corolla head on, CHP reported.

The 78-year-old white male driver and 74-year-old female passenger of the Camry were restrained in seat belts but were pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics, without medical intervention, according to the Medical Examiner's report.

The 20-year-old driver of the truck—from Poway—and his 34-year-old male passenger from San Diego also were pronounced dead at the scene, according to California Highway Patrol spokesman Brian Pennings.

The names of the decedents have not yet been released pending notification of legal next of kin.

A woman passenger in the truck and the female driver and 5-year-old passenger of the Corolla were transported to a nearby hospital. Their conditions were described by various CHP and Cal Fire spokespersons as ranging from minor to critical on Friday, so it is unclear what each individual's condition is at the time of this report.

Alex Rodriguez May 26, 2012 at 04:23 AM
This is ludicrous that the county will not do anything and put center dividers on this road! If they're quick to put up temporary dividers during construction to keep cars away from hitting the workers! them why can't they do the same for this road? temporary concrete dividers would reduce the fatality and accidents on this road... It may not be a fixed but it will do its job and save life's n Ramona and poway! Donna Jacobs needs to put a stop to this 67 manslaughter road!!!
Alex Rodriguez May 26, 2012 at 04:29 AM
If it was a County supervisor or council members.. They would quickly react and do something about this road and maybe put center dividers or something noticeable to prevent other people's lives being lost! Until then lives would be sacrificed do to County negligence!
A.N.T May 26, 2012 at 03:54 PM
Lisa May 26, 2012 at 09:44 PM
Has anyone brought the matter to Diane Jacobsen? She has always been a help to Ramonans... though she won't be able to stop less experienced drivers from speeding on a slick road. This accident is heart-breaking because it could have been avoided. Even if they cannot do the barriers, placing a speed check sign, like they have along Hoover's junk (now gone) corner and the stretch along Iron Mountain would be useful... especially if police officers are there once in awhile to catch the violators.
George E Ballard IV May 26, 2012 at 11:35 PM
RIP Grandma and Grandpa west. I wish I could have seen you one last time...


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