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Drug use causes Hwy 76 collision


Last updated 12/22/2006 at Noon

A driver under the influence of drugs caused a head-on collision on Highway 76, just east of Gird Road, at approximately 8:05 p.m. on December 7, law enforcement officials say.

April Lewis, 24, of Escondido was traveling westbound in a 2002 Nissan Sentra just east of Gird Road when, due to apparent drug intoxication, she allowed her vehicle to cross the center line and collide head-on with Patti and Clayton Cooke of Fallbrook. Patti was driving a 1999 Toyota Land Cruiser.

Lewis and her passenger, 24-year-old Merlin Constable of Valley Center, sustained life-threatening injuries in the col...

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