Two Children Killed in Wrong-Way Crash on Highway 154 Identified
SANTA BARBARA, CA (October 25, 2019) – Authorities identified 2-year-old Lucienne Gleason and 4-month-old Desmond Gleason as the children killed in an October 25 collision on Highway 154.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the incident happened at about 4:55 PM. Due to unknown reasons, a westbound 2014 Chevrolet Camaro crossed the center line as it approached the Cold Spring Bridge. There, the Camaro collided head-on with a 2013 Chevrolet Volt.
A GMC Yukon following the Volt swerved right to avoid the crash but struck the Volt, sending both vehicles onto the south shoulder of the highway. Both the Volt and Yukon burst into flames, starting a wildfire that began burning up the side of the mountain.
The Volt driver, identified as 34-year-old Rebecca Vanessa Goss Bley, died at the scene. Her two children, Lucienne and Desmon, also succumbed to injuries.
Emergency responders transported the Camaro driver, identified as 28-year-old John Roderick Dungan, to a hospital with serious injuries. Meanwhile, the driver and a passenger of the Yukon did not suffer injuries.
Authorities noted that Dungan has a history of mental health issues. Investigators are working to determine whether or not it played a role in the fatal collision. Officers will release additional information once it becomes available.
We at Sweet Lawyers offer our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Rebecca Vanessa Goss Bley, Lucienne Gleason, and Desmond Gleason. Our thoughts and prayers are with them during this trying time. May they all rest in peace.
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