Fatal Traffic Collision on Indian Valley Road
A head-on crash took the life of a Paso Robles man in San Miguel Monday afternoon.
Reports included that the accident happened around 3:35 p.m. on April 4th between a Mazda 3 and Chevrolet Silverado.
While driving north on Indian Valley Road, the Mazda, driven by 19-year-old Noah Calvin, made a left onto Vineyard Canyon Road.
It then collided with a southbound Chevrolet Silverado head-on, driven by Juan Gutierrez, 40.
Sadly, the passenger in the Mazda, a 24-year-old man ID’d as Diego Hernandez, died as a result. He was also not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident.
Emergency personnel also rushed the Mazda driver to San Luis Obispo hospital with moderate injuries.
The driver of the Silverado suffered only minor injuries.
An active investigation is underway.
JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Diego Hernandez.
In 2020, studies showed that the state of California reported 3,723 motor-vehicle deaths which was an increase from 2019.
In the U.S. one’s odds of dying in a car accident is around 1 in 107.
Always make sure to wear a seatbelt, obey traffic laws, and avoid distractions while driving.
If your injuries are caused by the negligence of a third party you may be entitled to compensation. In the event of a death, families may also be entitled to wrongful death benefits.
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