Teens in route to the Morro Bay prom injured in crash
May 3, 2015
Eight people were injured including several teens on route to the Morro Bay High School Prom in a collision Saturday between a GMC Yukon and a Nissan Sentra.
Shortly after 8:45 p.m., Samantha Aranda, 18, of Los Osos was headed northbound on Highway 1 near the California Men’s Colony when she changed lanes and crashed the SUV she was driving into the Nissan Sentra. The Yukon, which contained nine people headed to the prom, went up an embankment, rolled over and partially ejected one passenger.
Medical personnel transported eight people to area hospitals, seven with minor injuries and one in critical condition.
CHP officials have released the names of two of Aranda’s injured passengers; Daniel Segura, 20, of Los Osos who sustained minor injuries and Madeline Rice, 18, of Cambria who was seriously injured.
In addition, three unnamed 17-year-olds from Morro Bay were transported to local hospitals with minor injuries.
CHP officers said drugs or alcohol are not believed to be a factor in the crash. An investigation is ongoing.