RAMONA (CNS) - A 19-year-old motorist was killed Monday when her car slid out of control across a rain-slick Ramona road and was struck broadside by a tanker truck.
The woman was speeding to the east on San Vicente Road shortly after 2 p.m. when her silver Kia Spectra crossed over a double yellow line and skidded directly into the path of the International Propane Co. vehicle near Wildcat Canyon Road, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The trucker, 62-year-old Richard Leroy of Ramona, braked and swerved sharply to the right but was unable to steer clear of the hydroplaning sedan,
CHP Public Affairs Officer Brian Pennings said.
The collision killed the driver of the car, who was not wearing seat belts. Medics pronounced the Ramona resident dead at the scene. Her name was withheld pending notification of her family.
Leroy was unhurt, Pennings said.
The street was closed in the area for more than two hours to allow for investigations and cleanup of wreckage and spilled fuel.
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