Child in Stable Condition After Crash Near Herlong

By: Staff Email
By: Staff Email

HERLONG, CA - A child is out of surgery and in stable condition after a two-vehicle crash on 395 near Herlong, California Friday night.

Two other children were involved in the accident, sustaining no major injuries.

The California Highway Patrol says Lupe Aragon, the children's mother, was driving her Ford Taurus westbound on County Road A-26 at a stated speed of 45 MPH and was approaching the intersection with US 395. Ryan Murphy was driving his 1992 Ford F-150 northbound on US-395 at a stated speed of 50 MPH and was approaching the intersection with County Road A-26. For unknown reasons, Aragon failed to bring her vehicle to a complete stop for the posted stop sign and painted white limit line. The vehicles entered the intersection at nearly the same time. The right-front of the F-150 was struck by the left-front of the Taurus. The Taurus rotated clockwise and came to rest on its wheels on the northbound shoulder of US 395. The F-150 rotated counter-clockwise and ran off of the west roadway edge of US-395, where it rolled onto its right side.

The highway was closed for a short period of time to clean up the debris.

The cause of the collision remains under investigation.

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