CASTAIC — Last Saturday, a sheriff’s captain who was off-duty was involved in an accident after her car went out of control and swerved into the opposing lane. She suffered critical injuries as the car crashed head-on into another vehicle in Castaic.

According to the California Highway Patrol, at around 11:30 o’clock in the evening of Friday, the sheriff’s captain, identified as Carrie Stuart, 47, crashed her car on San Francisquito Canyon Road at the northern part of Stator Lane.

Stuart who is a-28-year veteran of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department was operating a 2009 Ford southbound when her car veered into the northbound lane crashing into a 2010 Acura.

The driver of the Acura was a 38-year-old man residing in Elizabeth Lake who sustained moderate injuries.

A mother of four, Stuart is the unit commander of the Pitchess Detention Center’s South Facility in the Santa Clarita Valley, officials said.

Both drivers were delivered and treated at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital.

According to sheriff’s spokesman Steve Whitmore, Stuart has served in the department for 28-year and is a unit commander of the Pitchess Detention Center South Facility. Stuart was driving an unmarked county-owned car but Whitmore said he did not know whether she was on duty or headed to or from work at the time of the 9:30 p.m. crash.

The CHP reported that Stuart was driving a 2009 Ford going south on San Francisquito Canyon Road north of Stator Lane when her vehicle swerved into the northbound lane. It then crashed with an 2010 Acura that then overturned onto its passenger side on the road’s dirt shoulder.

As of today, no one had been arrested in connection with the crash. Whitmore said there were no indications that Stuart might have been under the influence of alcohol but he added that blood tests would be examined.

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