Two Injured in Traffic Collision at Fort Independence Travel Plaza
INDEPENDENCE, CA (February 22, 2019) – Two people were injured Friday afternoon after three vehicles collided at Fort Independence Travel Plaza.
The victims have been identified as 68-year-old Deborah Ann Yank of Oceanside and 52-year-old Sonia Rivera of Santa Clarita.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the incident happened shortly after 12:30 PM. A 2005 Toyota Sienna, driven by Rivera, attempted to turn north on Highway 395. Rivera’s car pulled directly in front of Yank’s vehicle.
The right front tire of Yank’s vehicle came off as a result of the impact of the collision. Her vehicle then continued south, colliding head-on with a 2018 Toyota 4-Runner driven by 47-year-old Toby Bech-Nielsen of Newhall.
Yank suffered major injuries and was transported to Renown Regional Medical Center for immediate treatment. Further updates on her current medical condition were not provided.
Meanwhile, Rivera sustained minor injuries but did not require hospitalization. No other injuries were reported by the authorities.
An investigation is ongoing to determine the cause of the collision and to identify possible contributing factors. Additional information will be released once it becomes available.
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