Caroline McElhaney would have been 53 years old in two weeks. The mother of three, grandmother of five won’t see her next birthday because of the poor judgment of a negligent driver on Interstate 15 near the Ninth Avenue exit.
Yesterday during the morning commute, the southbound driver of a 1999 Dodge Ram was coming upon stopped traffic and quickly changed lanes only to have the cars ahead of him stop as well. According to unconfirmed reports, he was speeding at the time, and unable to stop his truck, which slammed into the back of Ms. McElhaney’s Mercedes Benz, which in turn rear-ended the car ahead of it. In total there were five cars involve in the accident.
Paramedics transported four people, including McElhaney, to Palomar Medical Center. The three other victims were treated for minor injuries and released.
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