Kevin Schosek and Karen Brown Hospitalized in Highway 29 Collision Near Highway 175
MIDDLETOWN, CA (January 10, 2019) – Two people were hospitalized in serious condition following Monday night’s head-on collision on Highway 29 near Highway 175.
According to the California Highway Patrol’s Clear Lake Area office, the injured victims were identified as 62-year-old Kevin Schosek, of Anderson Springs, and 52-year-old Karen Brown, of Hidden Valley Lake.
The crash happened when Schosek was driving a 1999 Chevrolet 1500 pickup truck southbound on Highway 29 at speeds of 55 mph. Schosek reportedly experienced mechanical issues with his headlights and veered over the double yellow lines and into the path of a northbound 2004 Honda Odyssey, driven by Brown.
Brown, who was traveling at the same speed, noticed Schosek’s vehicle, in spite of his headlights being out, and swerved immediately in an attempt to avoid a head-on crash; however, Schosek tried avoiding the Honda Odyssey, as well, echoing Brown’s evasion, before both cars collided and came to rest, blocking both lanes of traffic.
Fire personnel and paramedics arrived at the scene and transported both victims to Adventist Health Hospital in Clearlake.
The CHP believes neither alcohol nor drugs played a role in the crash. Both drivers were wearing their seatbelts.
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