1 dead, 3 hurt in SR-67 collision in Ramona area

Posted at 2:25 PM, Nov 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-21 19:33:22-05

RAMONA, Calif. - A collision on state Route 67 in the Ramona area Monday afternoon -- possibly caused by a combination of speed and wet conditions -- left one person dead and three others injured, the California Highway Patrol reported.

The crash happened just after 1 p.m. on northbound SR-67 near Cloudy Moon Drive, the CHP said.

According to the CHP, a 25-year-old woman driving a 2016 Hyundai Tucson was on the northbound side when a 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer "traveling at an unsafe speed" on the southbound side slid out of control and into the Hyundai.

The collision prompted the closure of all lanes in both directions for nearly two hours.

The Hyundai's driver, two other occupants in the Hyundai and the Chevy's 18-year-old driver were taken to Palomar Hospital.

Late Monday afternoon, the CHP confirmed a 54-year-old woman who was a passenger in the Hyundai died from her injuries.

No other vehicles were involved, and the CHP said alcohol or drugs were not factors in the crash.