Head-on Crash Valley Center Road Leaves 3 Dead
VALLEY CENTER, Calif. (Feb. 12, 2019) — Carlos Bravo Serrano, 30, Cesar Daniel Nino, 22, and Miguel Angel Saravia, 44, all from Escondido, have been identified as victims killed in a head-on crash Tuesday on Valley Center Road.
The three men were among four traveling in a white Ford F-150 pickup truck whose driver allegedly passed a slower-moving driver and went into opposing traffic where the truck crashed into a black S&R tow truck, according to a California Highway Patrol report.
The crash took place about 6:13 a.m. on Feb. 12. The pickup was traveling in the curved part of the roadway between North Lake Wohlford Road and Paradise Creek Lane, a few miles southwest of Harrah’s Resort and Casino, the CHP said.
The fourth occupant of the pickup truck, reportedly got out and hitched a ride to a relative’s home in Escondido.
The driver in the tow truck suffered minor injuries and was transported by ambulance to Palomar Medical Center.
Miguel Saravia was the driver of the pickup truck.
The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department, the CHP and firefighters all were at the scene to help those involved.
Police closed down both directions of Valley Center Road to investigate and issued a SigAlert through about 9:30 a.m.
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CHP 911 DISPATCH REPORT
Incident: 00109 Type: Fatality Location: Valley Center Rd / N Lake Wohlford Rd Loc Desc: VCR JNO N LAKE WOHLFORD Lat/Lon: 33.228159 -116.975694
7:35 AM 19  28; EXTENDED SIGALERT ANOTHER 2 HRS
7:27 AM 18  A92-023 MEDIA IS ON SCENE
6:43 AM 17  23; I ALREADY 1039 PIO
6:39 AM 16  1039 OMEGA
6:38 AM 15  S2; HOLD OFF ON 1185
6:38 AM 14  28; START OMEGA / WILL NEED 1 FOR S and R FB TK and 1 FOR FORD F15 (1144 OCCUP STILL IN VEH
6:36 AM 13  [Notification] [CHP]-ISSUE SIGALERT, VALLEY CENTER RD N/ LAKE WOHLFORD SHUTDOWN IN BOTH DIRECTIONS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE [Shared]
6:33 AM 12  BC SIG ALERT ON RCS CHANNELS
6:28 AM 11  A92-028 NB and SB LANES BLOCKED
6:28 AM 10  [Notification] [CHP]-STAM VIA LL – WILL CLOSE VCR/N LAKE WOHLFORD [Shared]
6:25 AM 9  A92-028 ISSUE SIGALERT FOR AT LEAST AN HR / WILL ADVS
6:25 AM 8  1039 COUNTY INV
6:16 AM 7  1039 92-S2
6:16 AM 6  1039 STAM
6:15 AM 5  ALSO VALLEY CENTER RD JNO N LAKE WOHLFORD RD
6:14 AM 4  [Appended, 06:14:51]  1039 NCOMM
6:14 AM 3  1039 NCOMM
6:14 AM 2  UNK VEH HEAD ON INTO SR TOW TRK
6:13 AM 1  SR TOW TRK VS UNK VEH
6:15 AM 25 Unit Assigned