2 Injured as Cars Plunge Down Road Embankment

Two women were critically injured Saturday when a compact car in the eastbound lanes of California 94 near Interstate 805 crashed into the side of an empty fuel tanker. The two vehicles and one other car then plunged down an embankment, the CHP reported.

The crash, which occurred near Euclid Avenue in San Diego, led to considerable congestion on both routes as paramedics tended to the victims.

About 5:05 p.m., Marie Guerra, 28, of San Diego lost control of her car and crashed into the side of the 10,000-gallon tanker, the California Highway Patrol said, adding that the impact caused both vehicles to go through the guardrail and drop 85 feet over the side.

For unknown reasons, Lee Wolf, 37, of San Diego, driving another car, also went over the side, the CHP said, adding that Wolf and Guerra were thrown from their vehicles. The drivers were taken by Life Flight to UCSD Medical Center, where both were listed in critical condition.


The driver of the truck, John Black, 50, of El Cajon suffered minor injuries and was taken to Villa View Hospital for observation, authorities said.