A head-on collision between a country car and another vehicle in the Santa Clarita Valley area east of Castaic Lake left a veteran Los Angeles County sheriff captain with critical injuries on Friday night, according to the officials.
A 38-year-old male from Elizabeth Lake was the driver of the other vehicle and the incident left her with moderate injuries, said the California Highway Patrol. The man was unidentified.
The County Sheriff and a 28 year department veteran, Capt. Carrie Stuart, 47, is a unit commander of the Pitchess Detention Center South Facility was receiving her treatment at an area hospital for the multipke injuries she sustained, said sheriff’s spokesman Steve Whitmore. Stuart had been driving an unmarked county-owned vehicle but Whitmore denied knowing whether Sturat was on-duty or is heading to or from wok when the 9:30 p.m vehicular crash occued.
The county-owned car was identified to be a 2009 Ford and Stuart was traveling southbound on San Francisquito Canyon Road north of Stator Lane when her vehicle crossed the northbound lane and subsequently collided with a 20120 Acura that had then flipped onto its passenger side on the road’s dirt shoulder.
According to the CHP, no arrest has been made in connection with the incident. According to Whitmore, no indication of Stuart being under the influence of alcohol was found but her blood tests will be examined.
Stuart resides in the area of Los Angeles and has four children.
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