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Erik Verdian ID’d as Fatality in Palm Springs Accident

DUI Driver Causes Fatal Rear-End Collision in Palm Springs An impaired driver caused a fatal traffic accident in Palm Springs on Saturday, July 30th.  The collision took place just minutes after 9 p.m. at the intersection of East Palm Canyon Drive and Sunrise Way.  It was reported that the DUI driver’s vehicle rear-ended Erik Verdian’s...

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Faysal Hekmat Killed in Motorcycle Collision

Deadly Traffic Accident Reported on Highway 1 in Santa Barbara County  Two vehicles collided head-on in Santa Barbara County last Thursday, killing Faysal Hekmat, 33.  It was around 7:40 a.m. when the accident occurred on Highway 1 near Vandenberg Space Force Base. Hekmat, of Santa Maria, was riding a motorcycle when it collided with an...

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Jonas Rivera-Sanchez Killed in Dirt Bike Crash

Man ID’d in Fatal San Leandro Bike Accident A dirt bike and van collided Saturday afternoon, resulting in the death of Jonas Anthony Rivera-Sanchez, 25.  The collision occurred at 4:12 p.m. on July 30th in San Leandro.  Both were traveling in the same direction on Washington Avenue at the time of the crash.  Sanchez was...

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Martin Contreras Killed in Motorcycle Accident

59-Year-Old Man ID’d in Fatal Lancaster Collision  An SUV struck a motorcyclist in Lancaster Monday morning, August 1st.  The rider was ID’d as Martin Contreras, 59, of Lancaster, and sadly died at the scene.  Reports included that the collision occurred at about 12:50 a.m. on Sierra Highway and the involved driver fled the scene.  Investigators...

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Dylan Tyler Smith Fatally Struck by Fire Truck

Bicyclist Killed in Grover Beach Accident  The bicyclist who was hit and killed by a fire truck last Wednesday has been ID’d as Dylan Tyler Smith, 29, of Arroyo Grande.  It was around 10:20 p.m. when Smith’s bicycle was struck by the oncoming truck.  The incident took place at the intersection of Trouville Avenue and...

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Sierraville Crash Leaves Stephen Reikes Injured

Highway 89 Collision Results in 5 People Hospitalized Five people were left with injuries after a traffic collision in Sierraville on Friday , July 29th.  It was reported that a northbound vehicle veered into opposing traffic after the driver fell asleep. This caused the vehicle to collide with a southbound vehicle driven by Stephen Reikes,...