Inyo Deputy injured in Tuesday crash

2 Vehicle crash near Shoshone injures 3

Just after noon Tuesday a GMC Terrain crossed a double yellow line colliding with a Ford Expedition driven by Inyo County Sheriffs Deputy Joe Seaton.  Both vehicles overturned with Seaton suffering major injuries.  The California Highway Patrol is handling the crash investigation.

According to the CHP, the collision occurred on Tuesday, June 23rd at 12:30pm.  The accident took place on highway 127 just south of the community of Shoshone.  The CHP accident report indicates 65-year old Glendale Arizona man, Steve Anderson was driving a 2014 GMC Terrain southbound on highway 127.  Deputy Seaton (age 28) was behind the wheel of a 2014 Ford Expedition patrol vehicle driving northbound.  The accident report says Anderson, “Allowed the GMC to cross double yellow lines into the northbound lane in a  sweeping right turn”.  After the collision both vehicles overturned at lease one time with both coming to a rest on their roofs.  All involved were wearing their seat belts.  Anderson and his passenger, 67-year old Dorothy Anderson of Glendale Arizona, suffered only minor injuries.  Dorothy Anderson suffered minor chest pains from the Air Bag deployment and was transported by Southern Inyo Fire Protection to the Desert View Hospital, Pahrump Nevada.

Deputy Joe Seaton suffered major injuries including a broken ankle, facial lacerations, and shoulder lacerations.  Seaton was transported by Deputy Graeff to the Desert View Hospital.

cover photo courtesy Inyo County Sheriffs department Facebook page.

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