Four killed, three injured in SR-67 wreck

ROSEMONT (CNS) – A head-on collision on a drizzle-dampened stretch of
State Route 67 near Poway killed four people Friday and injured three others,
including a 5-year-old girl, authorities reported.

The accident occurred about 10 a.m., when a northbound Chevrolet
Silverado truck veered into an oncoming lane at high speed and smashed into
two southbound Toyota sedans near Rockhouse Road in the unincorporated Rosemont
area, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The wreck fatally injured two men in the pickup and a married couple in
one of the cars, CHP public-affairs Officer Brian Pennings said. All four died
at the scene. Their names were withheld pending family notification.

A mother and her preschooler daughter in the other sedan survived the
crash, as did a woman who had been riding in a back seat in the extended-cab
truck, Pennings said. Medics took them to hospitals for treatment of injuries
that were not considered life-threatening.

The accident forced a several-hour full closure of the route between
Poway and Archie Moore roads. In the early afternoon, authorities were allowing
traffic through the area over one lane.

It was unclear why the driver of the pickup lost control, though
witnesses said he was speeding, according to Pennings. Additionally, the
roadway was moist at the time due to misty weather, the spokesman said.

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