Victim of fatal head-on with semi on SR 76 identified as Soraya Hajimoosa of Oceanside

The San Diego County Medical Examiner released the identity this morning of the 19-year-old Oceanside woman killed in a head-on collision with a semi on State Route 76 on Friday, January 25. She has been identified as Soraya Hajimoosa.

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The young woman killed in the head on collision on State Route 76 was a 19-year-old woman from Oceanside. Authorities have not yet released her name. Updates to follow.

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Woman killed after losing control of vehicle and colliding with semi on State Route 76

Debbie Ramsey

Managing Editor

Authorities with the California Highway Patrol have reported that a woman was killed after losing control of her vehicle and colliding head on into a semi on State Route 76 Friday at approximately 12:20 p.m.

According to CHP public information officer Jim Bettencourt, the woman, who has not yet been identified, was traveling eastbound on SR 76 in a 2008 Honda Civic. According to witnesses, the woman was traveling at a high rate of speed when she lost control of the vehicle causing it to spin counter clockwise into the westbound lane, Bettencourt said.

“At that time, a 2004 Freightliner big rig was being driven westbound on SR76 by a 38-year-old Vista man,” said Bettencourt. “He was driving between 35 and 40 miles per hour when he saw the woman lose control of the Honda, but he could not stop in time to avoid the collision.”

Bettencourt said the force of the crash caused the Honda to split in half from the engine compartment back. Emergency workers are continuing to try and separate the vehicles and remove the body of the woman from the wreckage.

“We do not have the identity or the age of the woman at this time,” said Bettencourt. “The driver of the Freightliner did not appear to suffer any injuries, although he was very shaken up,” said Bettencourt. “He is not expected to be charged in this incident.”

***Watch this site for any updates as they become available from authorities

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Fatal head-on collision leads to closure of State Route 76 at Gird Road

Debbie Ramsey

Managing Editor

Authorities have confirmed a fatal accident occurred around 12:20 p.m. today, Friday, January 25, on State Route 76 at Gird Road. Upon arrival, emergency responders issued a Sig Alert and the state highway has been closed in both directions until further notice.

The limited information available at this time from the California Highway Patrol shows that a head-on collision took place between a tan-colored Honda Civic and a semi truck. It appears the Honda may have been split in half in the collision; the majority of the vehicle was lodged under the semi.

A witness at the scene said in his opinion it looked like the deceased may have been a female, possibly in her 20’s.

Officials are on scene performing an investigation and emergency workers are preparing to remove the vehicles from the roadway.

Watch this site for updates as they become available from authorities.

75 Responses to "Victim of fatal head-on with semi on SR 76 identified as Soraya Hajimoosa of Oceanside"

  1. Can not issue..   January 25, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    I was first there saw accident it was horrible! Prayers go out to her family and friends!!! There needs to be better road indicators on hwy 76. When I called police they asked where I was and there are no road markers that indicate exactly where I was so I had to guess and try while very upset to figure out how far from 15 I was. Such a horrible thing to witness and for my little girl to see ! We stayed and prayed for a little bit gave out statement and then left.

  2. 3 year home owner in Fallbrook.   January 25, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    OMG, please be careful in the rain everyone. I pray her family didn’t find out by seeing this photo.

  3. Re-Can not issue   January 25, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    Thank goodness for you. I know how terrible the scene was for you and your little girl. Thank you for staying on the line and directing the police. You are a special person and the vision will pass. God blessed you.

  4. Pink   January 25, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    I have no idea how this terrible accident occurred or who was at fault, if anyone, but please, please people, it is raining out there. The roads are slick, you cannot stop on a dime. Slow down. Be cautious and arrive at your destination safely. My prayers are with the families.

  5. Lee   January 25, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    THIS is what happens, my dear fellow Fallbrookers, when our "terrific" politicians and their equally corrupt and greedy compadres, contractors, drag their feet in doing the right thing and expanding the MISERABLE 76! THIS is the result, folks. Now you have a who-knows-how-great increase in traffic . . . all of which is still accommodated on a completely outdated and rinky-dinky one-lane road, the 76.

    And people continue and continue to die on this MISERABLE road . . . which should have been expanded many, many years ago!

    But hey, it ain’t our politicians’ and their contractor buddies’ fault, is it? They who are in the position to do right, to look after us, to help us, do nothing but turn a blind eye and deaf ear . . . while you and I die on this miserable road. But hey, I can just see it now with fellow commenters quickly enlightening me with meaningful information — garbage is more like it — that I wasn’t there, or perhaps there was alcohol involved, or this or that.

    Yes, yes, how riveting!

    The fact that the road is complete GARBAGE and that our politicians have dragged their feet for years in expanding the 76 could not have been at fault here, hmm?

  6. Sheila   January 25, 2013 at 4:56 pm

    The thing that bothers me about these reports of fatalities on State Route 76 is that they continue. The very easy fix would be dividers down the roads excluding the left hand turn lanes. Easy fix then no more head on collisions. Why doesn’t our county put these in? They have lots of these dividers always used during their construction zones. Why not use them until the rest of 76 is divided? So sad!

  7. To Lee   January 25, 2013 at 5:06 pm

    If I happen to get in an accident and die on the 76, please Lee, refrain from commenting. Nobody, especially the family, needs to hear about some political ranting right now.
    Prayers to the family!

  8. john   January 25, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    i agree k rails now………….

  9. observant   January 25, 2013 at 6:01 pm

    More people looking to the government to save their lives.

    Our government is broke. Start looking out for yourselves.

  10. So Sad   January 25, 2013 at 6:03 pm

    I was turning onto the 76 from gird when it happened, I saw a bunch of smoke around the bend and came up on it right quick! I had to drive over the dabree in the road, so sad, I saw the body in the car. I couldn’t make out if it was male or female, sad either way! Prayers for all involved in that horrible accedent! I hope I never have to witness that again!

  11. Fan of Lee   January 25, 2013 at 6:11 pm

    Sorry "To Lee" I have to agree with Lee. We need to voice our opinions. It’s people that keep their mouths shut because they are afraid to offend someone that keeps things from getting done. I am sorry for the family but perhaps this would not have happened if the politicians would get off their butts and actually earn their money. This road is PAST due for some updating. Just saying….

  12. Arthur   January 25, 2013 at 6:40 pm

    I was driving by there shortly after the accident. My heart jumped when I saw the front part of the Honda behind the semi and the rest of the vehicle under the semi’s cab. I couldnt hold my tears when I realized that there was absolutely no chance somebody could have survived this… very very sad. Please be double careful and pay double attention when driving in the rain.

  13. Preston   January 25, 2013 at 6:53 pm

    I recommend you re-read the article.

  14. DoubleV   January 25, 2013 at 7:04 pm

    Such a horrible accident. No matter what the situation may be a family has lost their daughter. She was a bright, caring, beautiful girl and will be missed by many. May god rest her soul. Please drive safe out there and say a little prayer for her and her family.

  15. Jan   January 25, 2013 at 8:02 pm

    My co-workers and I have traveled that road for the past year and I worry when we are going around some of the curves that someone will rearend us. I would constantly look in the rearview mirror when I had to slow for a car in front of me. People are in such a hurry to get to work or home that they go way over the speed limit. Is it worth dying as this woman did just to be at a destination a few minutes early? My heart goes out to her family, they are in my prayers.

  16. Disgusted   January 25, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    I cannot believe that a witness would try to identify a victim. How many parents who have young girls who drive Hondas are panicking right now!

  17. Marilee   January 26, 2013 at 12:01 am

    I have lived in Fallbrook for almost 30 years, before River Village when talk of 76 widening was slight but imposing. Sadly more and more people are moving here and.driving faster and faster all the time.
    I live on 76 now and had just passed this very spot what had to have been moments before the accident. Thank God I didn’t see it or it wasn’t me that was hit but a big truck whose driver fortunately lived.
    The problem is not the road but the drivers going too fast to control their vehicles.
    I’m heartsick for this young lady’s family and her unfinished life, sad that she used poor judgement and grateful that my daughter and grandchildren weren’t heading Westbound in place of the truck.k
    Slow down people…pay attention…be courteous…respect life.

  18. @Lee & Fan(s) of Lee   January 26, 2013 at 3:04 am

    Please, stop using my name to make inappropriate comments. There’s a time and place for everything.

  19. Accountability and responsibility   January 26, 2013 at 3:48 am

    Sounds like the woman died because of her EXCESSIVE SPEED. The road becomes a death trap when those decide not to obey the posted speed limit. Combine that with slick road conditions and the 76 becomes a design for disaster. Fortunately, there wasn’t more than one fatality, although one is too many.

  20. Ray   January 26, 2013 at 8:29 am

    Bless the family

  21. concerned parentof 3 drivers   January 26, 2013 at 9:22 am

    this will continue to keep happening until they bring this stretch of roadway to a safe freeway

  22. ????????   January 26, 2013 at 9:25 am

    head-on collisions should be a thing of the past on california highways, where are our tax dollars going, oh yea-welfare, food stamps, Airforce one trips to hawaii

  23. Javon   January 26, 2013 at 10:38 am

    Well they are slowing making divider in the middle of the road bcuz it starts at melrose by home depot…but it still wouldn’t look right all the way down the 76 hwy that why it only in some area… However, I was at work at the time when this happen, but when I woke up this morning, I found out that it was my friend who was beautiful from the inside and out with a smile “the young woman” who passed, so please no NEG COMMENT. THANKS….

  24. Preston   January 26, 2013 at 11:20 am

    I travel this section of the 76 almost every day. It is a very dangerous section of highway. May blind corners, curves, narrow, little or no shoulder in spots with and at times has lot of traffic which can be backed up to a stand still surprising drivers as they come around a curve. If heading east on the 76 and sitting in the left turn lane to Gird you are a sitting duck to be rear-ended. Best survival advice is to slow down, and give double the space between you and the car in front and be very very alert.
    Your tax dollars are at work widening the road and although maybe not as fast as you would like the project is underway.
    If you are not happy with the welfare system and the dollars spent by our government there is a fix for that, repetitively voice your concerns and vote appropriately.

  25. Sad   January 26, 2013 at 11:37 am

    There are tragic accidents every time it rains, and not just on that stretch of Hwy 76. There was a major pile up on the 15 Frwy as well. Please slow down when it rains, the roads are slick and hazardous, you can’t stop quickly without skidding and fishtailing. SLOW DOWN!! Isn’t it better to arrive later than never?

  26. Long time user of 76   January 26, 2013 at 12:35 pm

    I don’t see why the blame is put on everyone else except the driver. She was speeding & could of taken precaution seeing the road was wet. I’ve traveled this same road for close to 50 years & haven’t been in a accident. You could call me lucky but I drove the the speed limit & drove according to the conditions.

  27. Joemamma   January 26, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    I don’t understand how people can blame an inanimate object like the road for this accident. The accident was caused by a DRIVER not a road. That’s like blaming a fork for being fat. I drove all day yesterday and none of the roads I was on jumped out and got me. I did however slow down and pay extra attention on account of the bad weather.

  28. Grew Up In Bonsall   January 26, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    It amazes me that people such as Lee are allowed to comment when they have no valid point. If you read the article the woman driving the Honda was driving too fast and lost control of her vehicle. That has absolutely nothing to do with the road but the driver. These roads have always been this way and it doesn’t matter whether the road is a straight away or has curves drivers will always go too fast and drive unsafe in certain conditions. Such a shame about the woman, God received a new angel yesterday. Lee and his equally ignorant buddy should find something interesting to comment on. i watched a woman going 85 on 15, which by the way Lee and buddy, has numerous lanes and is completely straight wreck because she was texting while driving that fast. Wrecks happen, regardless of the road and no matter what you do they will always happen, it is a part of life.

  29. Ray z   January 26, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    Not ray the real one a/ I have respect for people .

  30. So tragic   January 26, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    Unfortunately, yet another photo for a "Don’t text & drive" ad, according to my son’s friend who was a first responder EMT.

    My heart breaks for the young woman’s family & friends, as well as the truck driver.

  31. Bergiegirl   January 26, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    Above all we pray for the young soul that lost her life and the family that is left behind to grieve the loss of a daughter, sister, granddaughter or friend. We live off Gird road and I was diverted due to the accident. Earlier this month another fatality happened that involved a young man that caused the accident due to speed AND drugs. To blame these tragedies on the lack of expansion of hwy 76 is an easy target but we all know SPEED KILLS, add to that a rain slicked highway and unfortunately this is a result that can happen. You can’t widen every highway in this state or any other to compensate for poor judgement.

  32. Bergirgirl   January 26, 2013 at 4:55 pm

    Regarding Lee and friends. A tragedy happened a life was lost and pray for the young driver of that big rig whose life will be forever changed. Instead of railing against the government and its officials pray for this family and others that have lost loved ones. Hwy 76 is not the issue whether it be 2 lane or four, the tragedy in my opinion are the fools that think a widened hwy will resolve careless choices that PEOPLE make.

  33. Reality Checker   January 26, 2013 at 5:39 pm

    It’s just so easy for people to get complacent and lose vigilance when driving. Not saying she was texting or anything else, as that’s almost impossible to know, but what I do know is the older I get, the more I appreciate and respect the risks of hurling myself down a roadway in a tin can called a car. We get so wrapped up in the stress of daily living and next thing you know the last thing on our mind while driving… driving. Safely. Courteously. With due regard.

  34. GSK   January 26, 2013 at 5:59 pm

    There is no technology yet which will prevent a car from hydroplaning. I am in my fifties now and learnt the lesson of hydroplaning early on , when I was in my twenties. Fortunately, I didnt hit anything or anybody. That lesson has stuck in my mind to this day. As a parent of a twenty year old I am always drilling him about cultivating good driving habits and what consequences can arise out of the various bad driving habits. I call this ongoing learning and education. It never stops. Hopefully it will allow him to make informed and wise decisions while on the road. A persistent parent or advisor is the best asset an inexperienced driver will ever have.

  35. Risky   January 26, 2013 at 6:00 pm

    This was due to texting while driving!

    She took her eyes off the road swerved to tried to recover but over compensated while slamming the break causing the spin.

  36. the man   January 26, 2013 at 6:12 pm

    My prayers go to the family. I hope young driver take this as wake up call. Young inexperienced, bad road conditions and.rainee day all combined together is deadly.

  37. the man   January 26, 2013 at 6:19 pm

    Where is ray the realone?

  38. Fallbrook Resident   January 26, 2013 at 6:20 pm

    I drive 2x day from Gird to 15. Everyone drives too fast. I was going westbound last week and a highway patrol car was speeding to something. No sirens-just lights. He came around the turn toward me and was way over the center line in my lane. I had to try and pull as far on the shoulder (and there wasn’t much at the part of 76 I was at) so he wouldn’t hit me. He barely missed. I have a small car and getting hit at the speed he was going in his Crown Victoria wouldn’t have ended well. Angered me he didn’t have his sirens on – AND couldn’t handle the car on a curve.

  39. devistated friend   January 26, 2013 at 7:50 pm

    @can not issue how badly was her body under the semi. Im sorry for being so blunt but i just wish i saw her one last time. Poor baby may she rest in paradise.

  40. Friend   January 26, 2013 at 8:28 pm

    How badly was she injured? I know she died but were they able to pull her out in one safe piece?

  41. Heart broken   January 26, 2013 at 8:29 pm

    My heart goes out to her family. I love u Soraya!!!

  42. A.H.   January 26, 2013 at 8:40 pm

    re: Bergiegirl ….. well said. Bottom line, slow down and get off the rear end of the car in front of you. See it dozen of times a day going back and forth on this road. To Many people in a hurry to die!

  43. Sad Parent   January 26, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    As a person who lost a brother in a horrific accident, I really don’t like the way this article has been placed in our newspaper on the front page/cover. It is truly sad, and I pray for healing of this family. Whomever made the mistake, all be it bad driving, no one deserves to die because of it. It was simply a bad choice, and we all have been there. I hope for improved conditions on the 76 in the future.

  44. Pessimistic   January 26, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    Little Lee does not have a clue by stating, ‘our “terrific” politicians and their equally corrupt and greedy compadres, contractors,…’ are the cause of this stretch of Highway 76 not being widened. I am all for bashing certain politicians, et al, but he has it all wrong on this one. Over the past 20 years we have elected, in this general area, many conservative leaning State politicians and they had nothing to do with the lack of voting to fund the project(s) and / or the construction! It had EVERYTHING to do with the liberal environmental zealots filing numerous lawsuits, over and over again, against the State and CalTrans in particular – to protect “possible” arroyo toad breeding grounds along the SLR River! Not that they had EVER found ONE SINGLE TOAD anywhere along that river; it just had the “potential” to be habitat. Add in the EPA requiring all those environmental studies the State and contractors had to provide, time and time again. Obviously Lee and few others have not lived around here very long, or they never paid attention, or they just don’t like spouting the truth of the matter. Now that the left has total control, via super majority, in this State and continue to spend us into h… – good luck!!!!!!

    On direct topic – tragic, tragic, tragic!

  45. A Person   January 27, 2013 at 12:53 am

    All my love and prayers goes to the families of the victim and of the driver. A tragic fatality that changed their lifes. Just hope they will all find the strongness to go on. God bless all of you.

  46. A 53 Year old Grandma   January 27, 2013 at 3:10 am

    My daughter has not been driving back and forth on the 76 for work for about 10 months ago. 8 months ago she was re ended for the first and hopefully LAST time.
    Everyone is rushing, everyone is driving wrecklessly not paying attention, alot of college students, summer time people going to the beach included with those going to work, talking on cells, texting, putting on makeup, not even thinking about how they are driving.

    In any "accident" someone does something wrong, lets just say speeding. If you are speeding on 76 you are not only putting your own life at risk but also everyone around YOU. Including mothers, fathers, babies, children on their way to school with a grandparent, PEOPLE. Anyone without the sense to drive carefully, obeying all laws, not running stop lights, or signs, at the speedlimits or below in this type of whether is asking for what they get. Hopefully they dont take out any other cars of lives with them.

    It could have been vice versa and the truck crossed over and hit the Honda headon and caused 4 or 5 addition injuries or deaths. If you are behind the wheel of a car THEN DRIVE THAT CAR AND nothing else, safely.

    I agree with alot of sections of the 15, up into Temecula and the horrible off and on ramps, the 76, the 74, and all of them should have been fixed 15 years ago when people were moving here in droves, and people slept out for houses for a week, when the money was really flowing. But all of our Counties, and Cities chose to misuse those construction funds for other things unfortunately so we deal with poorly designed roads or ones as old as stage coaches.

    RIP young lady, God Bless your family and friends and hopefully they gather together with strength to remember you by educating other young people on safe driving, driving in rainy weather, so you did not die in vain. It was not your time to die young lady.

  47. Chels   January 27, 2013 at 4:06 am

    I am sadden to hear this accident was fatal. Prayers go out to the young girl and truck driver. I was infront of the truck, i looked in my mirrorr and see nothing all i can see are cars breaking! I knew something had happened i honestly feel that the truck driver was speeding a bit in the rain. His truck is heavy, i saw him coming up behind me pretty fast, i feel if he was driving a bit slower knowing the weather conditions we wouldnt of seen a fatal accident. I hope we can all be more careful and help eachother out on the road, 76 is really dangerous when speeding! Prayers go out to everyone in the accident and those who saw this traffic moment.

  48. Preston,   January 27, 2013 at 7:52 am

    @ Risky
    And you know she was texting because ………. ?
    Best to provide supporting evidence when making statements of fact.

  49. Concerned   January 27, 2013 at 9:38 am

    k-rail now

  50. Sad   January 27, 2013 at 9:52 am


  51. Fan of Lee   January 27, 2013 at 11:13 am

    @grew up in Bonsall. Perhaps if the road was wider the young lady would have had an out. Lee or anyone else can voice their opinion however they choose. That is our right. Sick of Liberals like you trying to take that away from us. Deal with it or move somewhere Communist where you might fit in better. UGH!!!

  52. Check it out   January 27, 2013 at 12:28 pm

    No matter how wide the road is, if you are speeding and texting while driving in wet conditions you could lose control of your car. We see here the devastating result of that. I’m all for widening the 76 but the road wasn’t at fault here. By the way "fan of lee" I’m a conservative but calling people names never solved anything.

  53. Friend   January 27, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    It’s not the road Lee, it’s the people driving it. I have seen many accidents on the road. None of them were the fault of the road.

  54. Keep your eyes on the road   January 27, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    Not that the driver was at fault, but a time to remind us all… to always keep our eyes on the road, and go the speed limit. I live on a very dangerous road and tell everyone, don’t EVER take your eyes off the road for one second. I know this for a fact about the section of 76 having lived in the area since 1965. I can’t tell you how many people I see speeding and talking on the phone, holding their cell phone. Much love to the young woman’s loved ones and those who had to witness this tragedy.

  55. Bergiegirl   January 27, 2013 at 12:51 pm

    To Fan Of Lee….to my knowledge NO ONE on this forum took away anyone’s constitutional right of speech or implied they were not entitled to their opinion. As Lee is entitled to his opinion so are we. To blame the politicians for a lack of medium barriers/widening of the road doesn’t excuse a drivers responsibility to not only themselves but to other drivers that they SHARE the road with. The 8 lanes on Hwy 15 in Rancho Bernardo didn’t change the outcome of the Bonsall resident that lost his life last week. Bergiegirl is NOT liberal. This isn’t a conservative/liberal issue it IS however about taking responsibility for your own actions. BTW how wide is wide enough accidents happen in a nano second. I go back to my original post a young life was lost all too soon. Our sympathies to her family.

  56. BlazeOfGlory   January 27, 2013 at 1:19 pm

    My heart and prayers go to her family. She was a bright star and just getting her life started. As a coworker I got to know how great of a person she was and for people like Risky and anyone else to sit there and make a very USELESS comment is just pathetic and unless you knew her or have anything positive or nice to say, keep your commentary to yourself. Stay anonymous my friend.

  57. Bergiegirl   January 27, 2013 at 1:33 pm

    My apologies. The Bonsall resident was involved in the I-15 accident not the fatality. Another young man was killed. Regardless another accident where irresponsible behavior was involved. Perhaps too many lanes?

  58. Preston   January 27, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    @ Check it out and Risky……..
    Where is the evidence that suggests the driver was texting????

  59. Bergiegirl   January 27, 2013 at 6:20 pm

    Does it matter at this point if texting or using a cell phone was involved. A young woman is dead. Perhaps a previous poster misspoke or read another report elsewhere. Reports from the police say they are unsure as to what caused the accident other than she was going a high rate of speed she lost control of her car and crashed into a semi truck that was going 35-40 miles per hour. At some point a final report will be issued and it will be known if texting was involved. If she was it will be another indication that she used very poor judgement. Whether texting was involved is a mute point. She is tragically gone and thankfully no one else was injured. Personally it is difficult for me to visualize what really happened. I drive that road daily. Whether approaching Gird Road from east or west I always slow my speed regardless of road conditions. Too many times drivers try to beat the light at the intersection of Gird and 76.

  60. Biggmur   January 28, 2013 at 2:39 am

    My oh my, a young lady has lost her life and just listen to all the chatter going on here about the road, texting and driving in the rain and much more. Please people, enough. A young lady is no longer with us and a family has received very sad news. RIP young lady. Gods blessings to the family.

  61. Unfortunate   January 28, 2013 at 7:40 am

    I was in the car right in front of this young lady…everyone needs to calm down on both sides remember sometimes not everything is reported…yes there is more but to protect the family and her friends does it matter…I hate the 76 but the road wasn’t at fault and this is exactly why they do need to finish the expansion but bad drivers will always cause accidents no matter how wide the! Fallbrook needs to expand Mission Road for this exact reason as well too many people commute on these two single lane.roads in today’s world.

  62. Preston   January 28, 2013 at 8:04 am

    My point was, best not to make accusations and present them as fact without supporting evidence. Its really not OK for "previous posters" to state (as though it were a fact) that she was doing anything without documented evidence. See my comment # 48
    Having said that, I did send this article to all my children and reminded them that driving is dangerous enough without having any kind of distraction especially a cell phone.

  63. Mae   January 28, 2013 at 9:53 am

    DON’T TEXT AND DRIVE YOUNG PEOPLE!!!!!!!! I am so sick of having to share the roads with these people. Worse than drunk drivers. Thank God she did not kill anyone else but herself. She did, however, involve many people who had to see this horrific scene and the poor truck driver who will have to see this vision forever. She made herself the victim. I am really sorry SHE made a poor decision. That is the cold hard truth. Face it and learn from it.

    VILLAGE NEWS NOTE: No information has been received from authorities relating to the cause of this crash. We have not been told by any agency that the victim was texting, etc. Just to clarify…. the investigation continues at this time.

  64. Lee   January 28, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    Mae (#63), (A) do you have a heart, and (B) are you a human being?

  65. @Mae   January 28, 2013 at 12:09 pm

    Wow Mae; your true ignorance really came through with that post. I feel ashamed to breathe the same air as you. Please point out where in the article it says anything about Soraya texting and driving? A life was lost! Maybe you should pray for the family instead of assigning guilt and ASSuming what caused this accident when you weren’t there and the investigation is ongoing. Shame on you; I pitty such ignorance.

  66. Tony V   January 28, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    Such a tragedy. I was driving eastbound just after accident happened and before the authorities arrived. The Honda was cut in two with front section under tractor and the rear end of the car under the trailer section. There was a mannequin head piece laying on 76. I thought she might have been a dress maker. So sad. Water ever the factor of the accident we all know the road is extremely dangerous. We voted to widen it years ago successfully but no action. Many richer parts of the county have cemented movable barriers as dividers to protect the users of the road. Seems Fallbrook always falls short on the list.
    That beautiful young lady could be out wife, daughter, and mother or loved one. It

  67. @MAE   January 28, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    Do you know what happens when you assume something? you are a heartless person and maybe you should drive into a semi… then i can write a comment saying you were texting and driving when in reality i have no idea if you were or werent. i hope karma finds you and bites you in the butt.

  68. To May   January 28, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    There is nothing in the article to say this lady was texting while driving. The Village News also clarifies that the investigation is ongoing and there is no information relating to the cause of this crash.
    The roads did not cause this accident and it appears (at this time) that speed was the main cause.
    To those that think the road caused the accident, you probably also think that pencils cause spelling errors. Let’s let the investigation continue and let us know exactly what happened here.
    Peace and prayers to the family.

  69. @ Tony V   January 28, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    She was in cosmetology school

  70. Bergiegirl   January 28, 2013 at 5:25 pm

    Such a beautiful young woman that had so much to live for and yet has gone all too soon. Her family must be devastated. I have three young adult children that live here and out of state we will cherish them just a bit more and remind them to be VERY careful when not near.

  71. Comment 68   January 28, 2013 at 7:03 pm

    @Comment 68 I will only say this, you say that speed was the cause…but your scolding those for commenting on her texting but how do you know speed was the cause? She was behind me stopped at the Gird light and the incident was not very far east, so all of you making accusations just stop…in the end she made a mistake let the reason lie with the investigation so her friends and family don’t read this stuff and keep speculating.

  72. To #67   January 28, 2013 at 8:08 pm

    Wow, you call Mae heartless, but then suggest she drive into a semi & karma should bite her in the butt. Look in the mirror!

    Re: texting. While it may not be "officially" reported, my son has an EMT friend who was a first responder on the scene & told him texting was involved. Yes, it’s heresay, I don’t know if it’s true & I don’t know how they know, whether the phone was in her hand, or it somehow remained intact in the crash. Don’t know if she was sending or receiving, or both. If a friend or family member had just sent her a text, I can’t begin to imagine how guilty & horrible they must feel. If someone had just sent her a text, please don’t blame yourself. Anyone receiving a text while driving has 2 choices, read while driving, or wait until stopped.

  73. Trigger   January 29, 2013 at 8:15 am

    Assumption is open ended, she could’ve been doing anything and yet many people are defending the drivers actions. The fact of the matter is the accident happened regardless of what caused it. So I think it’s safe to say that whatever could cause you to drive recklessly (i.e texting, speeding, drinking, etc) stop doing it! Not only are you endangering your life, but those who share the road with you.

  74. @TRIGGER   January 29, 2013 at 9:52 am

    Couldnt have said it better!

  75. RIP   January 29, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    RIP Soraya. Prayers for her family and friends.


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