Highway 267 wreck leaves one dead
One person was killed and five others injured after a four-vehicle chain reaction accident on Highway 267 Saturday south of Northstar Ski Resort.
Jean Padlo, age 58, of Shady Cove, Ore., was the passenger in a 1987 Alagro motor home, when it was struck by an oncoming 1998 Jaguar driven by Elaine Anthony, age 67, of Oakland, Calif., according to a California Highway Patrol report.
Padlo probably died instantly, according to the Placer County Sheriff’s Office.
Anthony was transported to Washoe County Medical Center where she is listed in serious and stable condition which means her vital signs are stable and within normal limits.
According to the CHP report, Anthony’s car was traveling northbound on Highway 267 at an unknown speed around 1 p.m. while the motor home, driven by Floyd Winfield, age 63, also of Shady Cove, Ore., was traveling south at approximately 45 to 50 mph.
For unknown reasons, Anthony allowed her vehicle to cross over the center line striking the motor home head on. Anthony’s vehicle then spun off the roadway coming to rest down on a hillside. Winfield, who was a friend of Padlo’s, had minor injuries and was transported to Tahoe Forest Hospital.
A 1999 Chevrolet, driven by Daniel Moreno, age 31, of San Fernando, Calif., was traveling northbound when he attempted to avoid colliding with the other vehicles by steering to his right at the same time a southbound Toyota Four Runner, driven by Mike Horusicky, age 29, of Redondo Beach, Calif., also tried to avoid crashing into the vehicles by steering to his left.
Horusicky’s vehicle crossed over the center line, striking Moreno’s vehicle head-on, according to a highway patrol report.
Moreno and his passenger Hortesia Moreno, age 28, of San Fernando, Calif. were transported to Tahoe Forest Hospital with minor injuries.
Horusicky sought his own medical aid.
At press time the CHP’s office had not completed the investigation and didn’t know who was at fault.
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