Forty-Six Deaths in 10 years on Highway 67

The North County Times is out with a story about Highway 67 in Ramona, the site of yesterday’s horrible auto accident that claimed the life of a young woman, and reveals a very troubling history about this busy stretch of San Diego County roadway. In the last 10 years there have been 46 deaths by auto accidents.

According to CalTrans, the culprit in most of the crashes was excessive speed. Local residents say that most cars travel much faster than the posted speed limit of 55 mph. Yesterday’s accident is believed to have been caused by racing cars, one of which broadsided Alexendria Drake, pushing her Volvo into a tree and claiming her life.

While there have been discussions about expanding the highway, and adding a barrier in the center divider, no money has been allocated by governmental agencies for that purpose. This troubles residents, including JoAnn Bryant who no longer allows her family to drive on the road at night. “It’s just too dangerous a road if you care about anybody,” she said.

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