Three people lost their lives in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 41. The fatal accident occurred on the night of Monday, November 16.
According to the details shared by the California Highway Patrol, the incident came about as a result of a collision between two vehicles. The precise location of the collision was close to Kettleman City in Kings County.
The two vehicles which were involved in the fatal crash were identified as a white Honda Accord and a white Toyota Sienna. As per CHP, the Accord was traveling northbound when just south of Quebec Avenue, it left the northbound lanes and veered into the southbound lanes. This brought the vehicle into the path of the oncoming traffic. This is when the Accord collided with a southbound Toyota Sienna.
The Accord had three occupants in it at the time of the crash, including the driver. All Accord occupants sustained critical injuries in the collision. Two of the critically injured individuals lost their lives on the scene of the accident. The third was rushed to an area hospital but couldn’t survive and died from the crash-related injuries.
The Toyota Sienna occupants also sustained serious injuries. A family was traveling in the vehicle at the time, including two adults and three children. Both adults sustained serious injuries in the collision. Of the three children, an eight-year-old boy and a year-old toddler also suffered major injuries. The fifth occupant, who was identified as a five-year-old girl, suffered relatively minor injuries.
CHP has not named any of the victims who died in the crash. It is likely that identities will be released following notification to the next of kin. At this point, it isn’t clear what caused the Accord driver to veer into the southbound lanes and cause the fatal two-vehicle crash on Highway 41. Authorities have not yet ruled out common causes like alcohol and speeding.
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