David Barajas and Steven Mahoney Hurt in Fatal Head-On Crash on Highway 198 [Kings County, CA]

David Barajas and Steven Mahoney Hurt in Fatal Head-On Crash on Highway 198 [Kings County, CA]

5 Hurt 1 Killed in Tragic Wrong-Way Collision on Highway 198

Kings County, CA (December 4, 2023) On Sunday morning, 37-year-old David Barajas, 63-year-old Steven Mahoney, and 3 of their passengers were hurt in a tragic crash on Highway 198 that killed a 24-year-old driver.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the tragic wrong-way collision happened around 2 a.m. on Highway 198.

Reports say that a westbound Toyota Corolla, driven by the 24-year-old driver, collided with the eastbound Ford F-250 driven by Barajas. The head-on collision sent Barajas’ Ford overturning and landing on Mahoney’s eastbound Kia Soul.

Officials say that the Toyota burst into flames after the crash and the driver was declared dead at the scene.

Medics say that Barajas was airlifted to the hospital while his 2 passengers, who were also injured, were taken to the hospital by ambulance.

Meanwhile, Mahoney and his passenger suffered minor injuries and were also transported to the hospital.

CHP is investigating the fatal wrong-way crash and have not released additional information at this time.


Sweet Lawyers express sympathies to the bereaved family of the person who died in the tragic crash on Highway 198. Our hearts are with you through these trying times. We also wish the injured parties a quick recovery.


What Can David Barajas and Steven Mahoney Do After Such a Tragedy?

In such precarious times, it is essential to make sure you are protected from the consequences of car accidents.

It is always advisable to hire a personal injury lawyer in case of an accident. It is because personal injury attorneys will prioritize your recovery while securing your future from further losses an accident can bring.

Turning to Sweet Lawyers‘ experienced attorneys can provide peace of mind. We assure you that our tenured lawyers will ensure your rights are respected.

Reach Out to Sweet Lawyers

Reach out to our experienced personal injury attorneys if you suffered injuries in the tragic crash on Highway 198.

Our attorneys will provide you with personalized assistance, aggressive representation, and compassion throughout the entire process.

We do more than win cases. We aim to maximize your recovery and grant you peace of mind, with your future at the forefront.

Crashes are an inconvenience, to say the least; however, reaching out for help can guarantee you don’t suffer further.

Connect with our attorneys by calling (800) 674 7852.

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