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Driver plunges down embankment off SR-67 in Ramona

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Posted at 1:39 PM, Apr 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-18 20:17:03-04

RAMONA, Calif. (KGTV) - A driver who plunged 200 feet down an embankment Thursday was flown to a hospital from the crash scene in Ramona.

A witness called 911 to report the Range Rover crash about 11 a.m. at SR-67 and Rockhouse Rd.

CHP says a 65-year-old Ramona man was driving his SUV Northbound on SR-67, failed to make the left curve in the road, drove into the shoulder then over the side of the cliff. He rolled hundreds of feet through boulders and thick brush before stopping next to a tree.

Cal Fire, California Highway Patrol, and Ramona Fire department crews responded to the scene. They found the man unconscious in the vehicle.

The driver was carried up the hill and taken to an air ambulance. CHP said he was taken to Palomar Medical Center. There was no immediate word on his condition.

Tow truck operators used a cable to pull the SUV to the top of the hillside.

There was no immediate word on what caused the crash. Drugs or alcohol are not a factor, according to CHP. They are investigating whether a medical issue caused the crash.

CHP says the driver was wearing his seat belt.