SAN CLEMENTE, California (Jan. 15, 2013)  – Merle Moen, 68, of Rapid City, South Dakota died Tuesday when his white Toyota Solara convertible collided with a black pickup truck on Pacific Coast Highway at Camino San Clemente, according to a news reports and a press release issued by the Orange County Sheriff Coroner Department.

About 1:45 p.m., paramedics were called to the scene of the two-vehicle crash where Moen was critically injured.  He was transported by ambulance to Mission Hospital Regional Medical Center in Mission Viejo where he was treated, but died shortly after arrival at 2:17 p.m., the report said.

A passenger in the convertible believed to be Moen’s wife was also transported by ambulance to a nearby hospital for treatment of undisclosed injuries, according to The San Clemente Times.

The truck, which had a Nevada license plate, carried three people including the 17-year-old driver. None of them were seriously injured and the driver was cooperative with police, the Times and the Orange County Register reported.

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