A 74-year-old Ramona man was killed in a head-on collision on San Vicente Road, south of Warnock Drive, around 7:45 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, according to authorities.
The County Medical Examiner’s office reported that the victim was the sole occupant of a 2000 Ford Ranger traveling north on San Vicente Road when the driver of a 2007 Ford Ranger heading south drifted into the north lanes and collided head-on with the vehicle.
The 19-year-old Lakeside man driving the 2007 truck will be arrested on suspected charges of distracted driving, said California Highway Patrol Officer Brian Kattke. The officer reported that the Lakeside resident reached for a box that fell to the floor of his truck just before the accident occurred.
The name of the Ramona man has not been released by the medical examiner's office, pending notification of next of kin.
Update: Aug. 29, 9:30 p.m
.—California Highway Patrol Officer Kevin Pearlstein reports one fatality in a collision that occurred tonight on San Vicente Road one-half to three-quarters of a mile west of Wildcat Canyon Road, near where 18-year-old Victoria “Tori” S. Richeson of Ramona died in an accident last Thursday evening. The road is blocked between Wildcat Canyon and Warnock.
Ramona/Cal Fire Capt. Bert Ramirez reports that an elderly man was killed in the head-on collision involving two pickup trucks. The driver of the other vehicle was uninjured, said Ramirez.
Original report—San Vicente Road is blocked between Wildcat Canyon and Warnock while emergency crews respond to a fatality on San Vicente Road near Deviney Lane, according to California Highway Patrol. No other information is available. CHP received the collision report at 7:47 p.m.