Girl, 14, Killed in Fallbrook Crash ID'd

A series of crashes was set off in Fallbrook when a car crossed over the middle line

By Andie Adams
|  Saturday, Apr 19, 2014  |  Updated 1:42 PM PDT
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Girl, 14, Killed in Fallbrook Crash ID'd

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A 14-year-old girl was the victim of a fatal crash Thursday afternoon in Fallbrook, the San Diego County Medical Examiner's Office said. 

The California Highway Patrol said around 4 p.m., a 20-year-old Escondido man was driving his Honda Civic north on S. Mission Road near Via Monserate when, for an unknown reason, he crossed the double yellow lines and collided with a Nissan Titan truck, setting off a string of other crashes.

The truck was driven by a 61-year-old man from Fallbrook. According to the CHP, the Honda then turned sideways into the southbound lane and was broadsided by a Toyota pick-up on the passenger side. 

The 14-year-old girl, Dana Jean Morofski, was riding in the Honda's passenger seat. She was killed from blunt force trauma, the medical examiner's report said. 

After the Nissan was hit, the driver lost control and crossed over the northbound lane, flying up an embankment. That caused the truck to roll over on top of a Toyota Tundra, driven by a 27-year-old Fallbrook man. Both drivers were taken to Palomar Hospital for moderate injuries.

The Honda's driver was taken via helicopter to Sharp Memorial hospital with major life-threatening injuries. 

The driver of the Toyota pick-up -- another 61-year-old man-- suffered neck and chest injuries, and he is recovering at Palomar Hospital.

The CHP issued a SigAlert for several hours as they investigated the crash. 

It's unclear if alcohol or drugs played a factor. 

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