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Two women injured in head-on crash

Two people were injured in a head-on car crash Friday on Highway 49 near Ponderosa Way. Pictured here is the Subaru driven by one of the injured parties, Roma Crowder, age 84.
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Two women were injured Friday in a head-on collision on Highway 49 near Ponderosa Way, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Fred Guice, 53, was traveling southbound in his black Jeep when Roma Crowder, 84, cut him off in her Subaru Legacy station wagon, the CHP reported. The emergency call came at 9:47 a.m.

“(Crowder) was at fault,” CHP officer Barry Cuerden said at the scene.



Guice said the red vehicle pulled in front of him, he said.

“I started to go around her,” he said of Crowder. “She kept going.” Then she sped up, he said.




The front ends of the vehicles were smashed. The Jeep ended up in a ditch across the highway while the Subaru stopped at the entrance of Ponderosa Pines Mobile Home Park on Ponderosa Way.

Crowder, who lives near Grass Valley, was transported by ambulance to Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital with unknown injuries. She was admitted in stable condition, a supervising nurse said late Friday afternoon.

Guice’s passenger and fiancee, Meiying Bullock, 47, was flown to Sutter Roseville Medical Center with a left arm fracture and possible head injury, Cuerden said.

Reached by phone in Roseville, Guice said Bullock underwent a four-hour surgery on her left arm and wrist. “She’s in pain,” he said.

Guice and Bullock were going home to Lake of the Pines from Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital, where she had undergone a medical test, Guice said. Bullock was still a little drugged up from the test when the accident occurred, he said.


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