Katrina Cummings, 53, Dies from Injuries Sustained in Freak Car Accident on San Marcos Pass Road (Highway 154)
LOS OLIVOS, California (April 30, 2016) – A 53-year-old woman identified as Katrina Sue Cummings, 53, has died of her injuries sustained in a rollover crash Saturday morning on San Marcos Pass Road also known as Highway 154, according to Noozhawk. (map)
Santa Barbara County Fire Department said the collision took place about 5:30 a.m.
As per the article, California Highway Patrol reported that 24-year-old Solvang resident Peter Franklin was driving a Jeep Rubicon west on Highway 154 when he hit a donkey.
Subsequently, a westbound Toyota Tundra driven by Katrina Cummings came upon the incident and veered to avoid the Jeep and the fatally injured donkey. Cummings Toyota overturned, coming to a stop in the front yard of a house on Foxen Canyon Road.
The 53-year-old Paso Robles woman was ejected from her pickup truck. She was transported to Marian Regional Medical Center in Santa Maria with multiple skull fractures, where she tragically later died from her injuries on Sunday.
Meanwhile, Franklin was unharmed. CHP confirmed the Jeep he was driving at the time had been reported stolen. He was arrested on charges of possessing a stolen vehicle.
Our thoughts and prayers remain with the family members and friends of Ms. Katrina Sue Cummings who life was taken in this tragedy.
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