Pickup Truck Crashes into Mono Cone Ice Cream Shop on Highway 395 Killing 2, Injuring 6
LEE VINING, CA (October 3, 2019) – Two men died after a pickup truck drove into an outdoor dining area Thursday morning in Lee Vining.
The crash happened around 11:50 a.m. at Mono Cone Ice Cream Shop on Highway 395 south of 1st Street. In addition, police stated it happened near the east entrance to Yosemite National Park in the Sierra Nevada.
According to the CHP, a 1999 Ford F-250 traveled northbound on Highway 395. After that, it veered to the right and traveled across a concrete curb and sidewalk. As a result, it crashed into the parking lot of an outdoor dining area of the Mono Cone restaurant. The pickup truck hit four people sitting at an outdoor table and several other patrons standing near the order window.
One patron was pinned underneath the pickup and suffered major injuries. However, during transport to the care flight helipad, he succumbed to his injuries. After that, police identified the victim as Clyde Blackman, 70, of Ventura.
Four others suffered minor injuries. In addition, one person suffered major injuries and transported to Mammoth Hospital.
Authorities identified those injured as: 68-year-old Jane Blackman of Ventura, 72-year-old Joan Montgomery of Sonoma, 73-year-old Marlin Montgomery of Sonoma, 64-year-old Barbara Richter of Mammoth Lakes, 32-year-old Li Wanlu of Xi’an, China, and 32-year-old He Wenhue of Xian, China.
The driver of the Ford, a 63-year-old Marvin McChristian of Mammoth Lakes, died in the crash.
Our deepest condolences are with the family and friends of Clyde Blackman.
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