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Crash that killed 4 caused by driver speeding, losing control

May 25, 2012 |  6:45 pm

Wreck fatal to 4 caused by one driver speeding, losing control, CHP says
The crash on State Route 67 in northern San Diego County that killed four people Friday morning was caused when the driver of a Chevrolet Silverado truck traveling "at a high rate of speed" lost control, veered into the oncoming lane and collided head on with a Toyota Camry, the California Highway Patrol said.

The 20-year-old driver of the Silverado and his 34-year-old male passenger were killed. So were a 74-year-old woman and 78-year-old man in the Camry. A female passenger in the back seat of the Silverado suffered internal injuries.

After hitting the Camry, the Silverado smashed into a Toyota Corolla. The occupants of the Corolla, a 24-year-old woman and a 5-year-old girl, suffered moderate injuries, the CHP said.

The accident occurred south of Ramona at about 10 a.m. The winding road was rain-slicked, and visibility was hampered by fog.

All lanes were shut down for several hours.

-- Tony Perry in San Diego

Photo: Wreckage on State Route 67. Credit: Fox 5 - San Diego