Ten people were injured in a Highway 1 crash Saturday night, after a SUV driving students to the Morro Bay High School prom collided with a passing car.
The California Highway Patrol says 18-year-old Samantha Aranda of Los Osos was driving a 1999 GMC Yukon near Highland Drive in San Luis Obispo about 8:50 p.m. when she made "an unsafe turning movement" into the second lane and collided with a 2007 Nissan Sentra carrying two people.
The SUV then ran into the embankment on the side of the road and overturned, ejecting one passenger from the car.
Aranda was driving eight passengers to the Morro Bay prom at the Cayucos Veterans Memorial Lions Hall, the CHP says; passengers were: 20-year-old Daniel Segura of Los Osos, 18-year-old Madeline Rice of Cambria, and six 17-year-olds — five females and one male — whose names are not being released.
Rice was taken to Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center in San Luis Obispo with major injuries following the crash, and six others were taken to the same hospital for minor injuries, the CHP said. Among those injured was 18-year-old Yael Mayer of Sunnyvale, who was in the Nissan.
Sierra Vista spokesman Ron Yukelson said Rice was listed in fair condition on Sunday afternoon, and that five of the people taken to the hospital were treated and released. One of the female minors was admitted to the hospital, and her current condition is also listed as fair, Yukelson said.
The CHP says alcohol was not thought to be a factor in the crash, and no arrests were made following the incident.