Elderly Woman Killed in Ramona Crash: CHP

Catherine Wallace, 92, collided with another driver on Thomas Paine Drive near Mussey Grade Road

A 92-year-old driver died from injuries suffered in a crash with another motorist in Ramona Friday morning, California Highway Patrol (CHP) officials confirmed. 

According to CHP Officer Kevin Pearlstein, the deadly collision happened around 11:30 a.m. at the intersection of eastbound Thomas Paine Drive and Mussey Grade Road.

The elderly driver, identified by the San Diego County Medical Examiner's (ME) office as Ramona resident Catherine Wallace, was behind the wheel of a 2001 Saturn. While attempting a left turn, she failed to stop at the intersection, Pearlstein said.

Just then, a 38-year-old woman driving a 2014 Toyota Camry was traveling northbound on Mussey Grade Road at approximately 45 mph, which is the posted speed limit.

Pearlstein said Wallace wound up in the direct path of the Camry and the driver of the Camry had little time to react. The cars collided.

Due to the force of the impact, Wallace suffered critical injuries and died at the scene.

CHP officials said no other cars were involved in the deadly accident, and drugs and alcohol were not factors in the collision.

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