Carmel, CA…On Wednesday, October 26, 2022, at 3:19 PM, California Highway Patrol Monterey Area units were advised of a crash involving two vehicles. A 2021 Dodge Durango sport utility vehicle driven by a Carmel resident at a high rate of speed eastbound Carmel Valley Road approaching Rio Road crashed into a 2018 Porsche sport utility vehicle that was traveling northbound on Rio Road and turning onto westbound Carmel Valley Road.
This impact caused the Dodge to overturn and the unrestrained driver became ejected from the vehicle suffering fatal injuries. The Porsche sport utility vehicle spun out of control and the driver did not suffer injuries. Alcohol and or drugs do not appear to be a factor at this time. The Monterey County Coroner’s Office will provide identification of the driver to the Dodge Durango when the next of kin notification has been notified.
The California Highway Patrol wants to remind drivers to slow down.