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Alcohol Blamed In Richmond Head-On Collision

RICHMOND (CBS SF) -- Two people involved in a head-on collision apparently fueled by alcohol and high speeds in Richmond late Thursday night were clinging to life and another is in critical condition, a police lieutenant said Friday morning.

Around 7:20 p.m., a Camaro was driving south on South 37th Street and going over the speed limit when it collided with a pickup truck heading north, police Lt. Bisa French said.

The truck flipped over, injuring two passengers and critically injuring the driver, police said.

A woman who was ejected from the Camaro was gravely injured and the driver was critically injured, while two other passengers suffered injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening.

The drivers and passengers involved in the collision were taken to hospitals.

French said the woman who was ejected and the pickup truck driver were both in "extremely critical" condition Friday morning.

She said investigators have determined that alcohol played a role in the crash and that all occupants of the Camaro were under 21 years old.


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