Three Hospitalized after Fatal Auto Collision near Via Piedra

VALLEY CENTER, CA (March 22, 2022) – Tuesday night, a head-on accident on Lilac Road left one woman dead and two others injured.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the two-car collision occurred around 5:50 p.m. on Lilac Road west of via Piedra.

Furthermore, police said a 62-year-old man was driving a grey Lexus ES 350 eastbound lane of Lilac Road. For unknown reasons, the vehicle swerved into the westbound lane and slammed into a black Chevrolet Bolt driven by a 73-year-old man with a 76-year-old female passenger.

First responders rushed all three victims to Palomar Medical Center. However, the 76-year-old female passenger unfortunately succumbed to her injuries while on the way to the hospital.

Meanwhile, the two drivers, both residents of Valley Center, suffered major but non-life-threatening injuries.

Upon preliminary investigation, crews confirmed that alcohol or drugs did not play a role in the accident.

Meanwhile, traffic was delayed until around 9:00 p.m. while CHP investigated and preformed cleanup duties around the crash scene. More information will be updated as it becomes available to the public.


The team at Sweet James sends out their warm and sincerest sympathies go out to the friends and family of the victim. May the memories of your loved one give you strength in the days ahead.


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