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.”

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I was going to jump all over this, but I guess i’m too late to the party. Seriously though, condolences to the family.

Searching my hard-bound dictionary as well as a few on-line resources reveals the general view that “elderly” can be applied to anyone “past middle age” or at least in their 60s and above. So . . . . . I’m going to have reevaluate my self image. Now . . . where did I leave my rocking chair?

You’re not the only one lol

Whoa! When I first read this headline I had an image of someone 20 years older than I, not a year younger. I guess I’ve been redefined.

My condolences to the family.

Yep–me, too. The term “elderly woman” was used 4 times, including the headline… 63’s too young to die. Very sad.