Crash that killed 4 caused by driver speeding, losing control
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