Head-on collision with speeding teen kills 90-year-old driver

SAN DIEGO -- A four-vehicle crash in Scripps Ranch killed a 90-year-old woman and resulted in "major injuries" for her three elderly passengers, according to San Diego Police Department.

The crash occurred early Sunday afternoon near the intersection of Pomerado and Willow Creek roads. An 18-year-old male driving a BMW at "a high rate of speed" crossed over the center divider and collided with a white Chevy sedan head-on, police said.

The 90-year-old woman driving the Chevy died as a result of the collision.

San Diego Fire Battalion Chief John Fisher said that her three elderly passengers were all quickly transported to Sharp Memorial Hospital. The passengers sustained "significant injuries," but they were not considered life-threatening by Sunday evening, according to police.

Three other people involved in the collision, including the BMW driver, had minor injuries that did not require a trip to the hospital, police said.

The cause of the crash is under investigation by SDPD, but alcohol or drugs were not initially suspected as a factor. The driver of the BMW told police he was experiencing a mechanical issue.