RAMONA, CA – A 55-year-old man died last Friday after his vehicle collided with a school bus in central San Diego County, reports The San Diego Union-Tribune.
The incident occurred just after 4 p.m. along a curved section of Mussey Grade Road, south of CA-67.
The investigation thus far indicates that the southbound driver of a 2003 Chevrolet 2500 lost control of his vehicle, veered onto the northbound side of Mussey Grade Road, and collided with a northbound Ramona Unified School District bus carrying two children.
The driver of the pickup truck, identified as Carey Rufenacht, became entrapped in his vehicle. After freeing him, medics airlifted the victim to the hospital. He died soon after.
The driver of the school went to the hospital with minor injuries.
The two children were unhurt in the collision.
A full investigation is underway.
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