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Drivers rescued from crash near SR-67 in Ramona

Posted at 5:56 PM, Mar 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-06 21:19:57-05

RAMONA, Calif. (KGTV) - California Highway Patrol officers believe drugs or alcohol are likely factors in a crash that injured three people Tuesday near State Route 67 west of Ramona.

A truck and two cars collided on Dye Road at Lansdown Lane about 4:30 p.m., the CHP reported. The white Mercedes had been traveling west on Dye Road and speeding when it crossed into oncoming traffic, witnesses told the CHP.

The Mercedes clipped a blue Subaru and hit a Toyota Tacoma pickup head-on, officers said.

The crash blocked the roadway and sent debris across lanes. Video from Sky10 showed the front end of the Mercedes was missing, and the roof of the truck was sheared off.

Cal Fire crews, possibly from the Ramona station two-tenths of a mile away, were seen rescuing a person from a 77-year-old man from the seat of the truck.

The men in the Mercedes and the truck suffered major injuries, the CHP confirmed. The woman in the Subaru had minor injuries. Helicopters landed in a nearby field to take patients to the hospital.

The CHP announced a closure of the area at 5:16 p.m.

Neighbors who live in the area say Dye Road is a dangerous road because no one drives the posted 55 mph speed limit.