Elderly woman killed in collision near Lake Nacimiento
October 5, 2011
UPDATE: The California Highway Patrol identified the woman killed in the Monday morning crash on Nacimiento Lake Drive as 63-year-old Cynthia Huntsberger of Paso Robles. Alicia Kropp, 40, also of Paso Robles, was not injured in the collision.
An elderly woman was pronounced dead at the scene of a two car collision on Nacimiento Lake Drive west of Frazier Road today at about 9:42 a.m.
Driving eastbound in a silver sedan, the elderly woman drove two of her tires off the right side of the road, over corrected and ended up on the wrong side of the road. Another solo female driver in a pickup truck came over the hill and struck the passenger side of the elderly woman’s sedan.
California Highway Patrol officials are not releasing the name of the elderly woman until next of kin can be notified. They did, however, say that both women are local to the area.
CHP officer Bill Iron’s said that at this time there are no reports of injuries to the driver of the pickup truck. He is asking the public to take precautions during inclement weather.
“We are coming into the wet weather season,” Irons said. “It is important to drive at speeds appropriate for conditions on the roadways and to watch for obstructions such as fallen branches.”