RAMONA, Calif. -- A traffic accident seriously injured two people on Dye Road in Ramona, according to Cal Fire.
Video from SkyFOX showed that a dark pickup truck had crashed with a white sedan. The force of the collision sheered the engine compartment off of the sedan. Rescue crews had to cut the roof off of the pickup to free the driver from the wreckage.
Two air ambulances were dispatched to fly the victims to Palomar Medical Center. In addition to the two people who were seriously hurt, a third person suffered minor injuries and was transported by ambulance to another local hospital according to the California Highway Patrol.
One CHP officer at the scene said initial reports point to the driver of a white Mercedes driving too fast around a bend sideswiping a Subaru before slamming head first into a truck.
Final results of the investigation have not been made public and toxicology reports will be conducted to determine if the drivers involved were under the influence.
The wreck has left the roadway closed in the area of state Route 67, the state agency reported.