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Sheriff’s captain still in critical condition

Posted: December 11, 2012 2:00 a.m.
Updated: December 11, 2012 2:00 a.m.

Carrie Stuart

 

An investigator with the California Highway Patrol says the car operated by a local sheriff’s captain during a fiery crash Friday night veered into oncoming traffic for unknown reasons before it hit another vehicle on San Francisquito Canyon Road.

The 2009 Ford operated by Capt. Carrie Stuart, 47, slammed head-on into a car driven by Ofosu Ofori, 38, a resident of Elizabeth Lake, about 9:30 p.m. Friday.

Both drivers remained at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital on Monday. Stuart was in critical but stable condition, said hospital spokeswoman Katreena Salgado,

Ofori’s condition was undisclosed at his request, hospital officials said.

Stuart was southbound on San Francisquito Canyon Road north of Stator Lane when the collision occurred, said CHP Investigator Jarrod Bone.

A 2010 Acura driven by Ofori was approaching northbound on San Francisquito Canyon Road.

For unknown reasons the Ford traveled into the northbound lane of San Francisquito Canyon Road directly in front of the approaching Acura, Bone wrote in his report.

The front right of the Ford hit the front of the Acura, he said. Flames erupted in the collision.

Stuart suffered major injuries in the collision. Ofori suffered moderate injuries, Bone said.

The Ford came to rest partially blocking both northbound and southbound traffic.

The Acura rolled onto its passenger side on the dirt shoulder east of San Franciscquito Canyon Road.

The investigation continues.

jholt@signalscv.com

661-287-5527

 

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