Young Adult, Teen Hurt in Head-On Crash in Poway

A 16-year-old driver and 21-year-old driver are in the hospital following a head-on late-night crash Friday.

The crash happened at approximately 10:34 p.m. Friday on State Route 67 in Poway where a 16-year-old man with a provisional driver’s license was driving with another 16-year-old in his 2013 Kia Optima. The teens were driving southbound on State Route 67.

The 21-year-old, driving north on SR 67, was heading toward Ramona in his 2015 Honda Civic.

The 16-year-old driver swerved and crossed into the northbound lane after he lost control of his car, he told San Diego Sheriff’s deputies.

The Kia crashed head-on into the Honda.

The 16-year-old was taken to Palomar Hospital with possible rib and facial injuries. The 21-year-old suffered facial and torso injuries and was taken to Sharp Memorial Hospital.

Sheriff’s deputies said the collision does not appear to be alcohol or drug related.

Any witnesses to the collision are asked to call Deputy Marshall Abbott at (858) 513-2820.

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