Head on Accident Claims One Life

A head on accident on 395 ended in tragedy for a 39 year old man from Bakersfield. At about 9:00 Sunday morning, Highway Patrol Officers report that Richard Galvan of Lamont was driving a blue Chevy Colorado pick-up north bound on 395, a half mile south of the Division Creek Rest Area near Independence.

accident-division_creek_fatality.jpgOfficers say for an unknown reason, the driver of the blue truck drifted into the opposing southbound lane on 395. The pick- up hit an oncoming Mitsubishi Eclipse head on. The Chevy pick up was heavily damaged. The driver, Galvan, suffered moderate injuries. A thirteen year old female and a 10 year old male, passengers in the Chevy, suffered minor injuries.

The red Mitsubishi Eclipse was badly mangled in the head-on with the pick-up. The driver, 39 year old Jaime Moreno Quezada of Bakersfield was killed in the violent collision. 20 year old Oscar Lujano of Lee Vinning suffered moderate injuries, according to CHP.

A 17 year old male, also of Bakersfield, suffered major injuries and was airlifted to Reno.

 
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