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The wrong-way driver in a spectacular collision that shut down part of westbound Rye Canyon for several hours Feb. 9 wasn’t driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol as sheriff deputies initially suspected.

Instead, deputies now believe he had a seizure.

Herbert Guerra, 30, of Panorama City was behind the wheel of a Mercury Milan traveling eastbound in westbound lanes on that Friday afternoon when he crashed head-on into a Ford Explorer driven by Eric Johnson, 40, of La Mesa.

Johnson sustained only minor injuries but Guerra was hospitalized with a lacerated speen, cranial bleeding and a broken leg, elbow and ribs.

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Traffic Deputy Mike Shapiro said Wednesday there were “no symptoms of that” when asked whether Guerra had been under the influence.

Shapiro said Guerra possibly had a seizure, and deputies have asked the Department of Motor Vehicles to re-examine the man’s medical record.

If the DMV determines that Guerra has an extensive history of seizures, the DMV would “probably take his license away,” Shapiro said.

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