Maldonado's wife, son OK after fatal road crash

9:26 AM, Jul 24, 2012   |    comments
former Calif. Lt. Gov. Abel Maldonado
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SANTA MARIA, Calif. (AP) - The wife and teenage son of former California Lt. Gov. Abel Maldonado were in a sport utility vehicle struck by a Honda that ran a stop sign, killing another driver.

The California Highway Patrol says the 30-year-old man driving the Honda collided with the Maldonado SUV on Monday afternoon in Santa Maria. Both vehicles wound up in an irrigation canal.

The Ventura County Star says the Honda driver, whose name is being withheld, was killed.

Maldonado, a Republican who is challenging Democrat Lois Capps for the 24th Congressional District seat, says his 44-year-old wife Laura and their son were taken to a Santa Maria hospital for examination and they were released. 

The congressional district includes Santa Barbara and parts of Ventura counties.

The Associated Press

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