Deadly Head On Crash on 395

CHP Details the crash that kills an LA man

Just after 11:30 Thursday morning a southbound Dodge Ram attempting a pass collided with a northbound motor-home resulting in the death of 48-year old Los Angeles man Niquizlticoatl.   Niquiztlicoatl was behind the wheel of the Dodge.

According to the California Highway Patrols accident report Niquiztlicoal was driving southbound on highway 395 outside of Cartago, just south of Lone Willow Dip.  66-year old Sylmar resident Rockwell Barnes was driving a 2007 motor-home northbound.  The report notes that Niquiztlicoal “pulled out across a solid yellow line to make a pass, pulling out directly in front of the motor-home.”

Niquiztlicoal was transported to Southern Inyo Hospital in Lone Pine with major injuries and was pronounced dead shortly after arrival.

Rockwell Barnes sustained very minor injuries in the collision and refused medical care.  His passenger, 70-year old Margaret Barnes was first transported to Southern Inyo Hospital with major injuries and was ultimately flow by Mercy Air to Antelope Valley Hospital.

eastern sierra news, Niquiztlicoal, chp, highway 395