A Ramona man was killed and two others were hospitalized Sunday afternoon in a rollover crash.
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"I heard the car hit the gas, I heard him put it into a higher gear, then I heard him speeding down the hill and suddenly they hit the brakes," said witness Dennis Morgan. "Then I saw a car come ripping right thru the front of my yard."
That car, a 1970 Plymouth Barracuda, landed in the middle of Morgan's driveway shortly before 3:30 p.m.
Morgan said he believes the driver may have been trying to avoid hitting a neighbor.
"They very narrowly killed a neighbor next door because their daughter was unloading a horse from a horse cart about eight feet from the skid marks in this particular accident," Morgan added.
Next to the car on Morgan's driveway was the body of one of the passengers.
According to the CHP, the man -- identified as 52-year-old Mark Andrew Jones of Ramona -- was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash and was ejected from the car.
Two other men in the car, said to be in their late 40s or early 50s, were taken to the hospital with undisclosed injures.
"I am a car guy myself but this is a totally preventable, unnecessary, tragedy that did not have to happen," Morgan added.
The crash happened on a two-lane country road popular with drivers. Skid marks on the asphalt leading to where a 30 MPH sign had been taken out.
"Anywhere in the county where there are these kinds of conditions, it's just a matter of time," said Morgan.
Morgan also told 10News he hopes law enforcement and San Diego County Supervisor Dianne Jacob will now take a serious look at these roads to prevent future crashes like this one.
Meanwhile, the CHP told 10News the driver of the Plymouth will be charged with DUI.
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