Three injured in head-on collision 
after racing incident on state Route 76

Source: Union Tribune
Date: 2000/06/11

OCEANSIDE Three people were injured seriously yesterday when a motorist racing with another driver apparently crossed into oncoming traffic on state Route 76 at Interstate 5, police said.

More critical injuries may have been prevented because seat belts were in use and air bags deployed, Officer Mike Mulroy said.

Mulroy said a small passenger car driven by Randy Aguilar, in his early 20s and from Stockton, appeared to have been racing another vehicle westbound on Route 76 about 3:15 p.m. when it crossed the line into the path of a compact pickup driven by Richard Prewitt, 54, of Oceanside.

Aguilar was airlifted to Scripps Memorial Hospital, La Jolla, with head injuries and multiple cuts. He was listed in stable condition last night.

His unidentified passenger, unconscious at the scene of the accident, was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit at Scripps and listed in serious condition.

Prewitt was listed in stable condition at the same hospital.



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