Inyokern man killed in rollover

By BRIAN COSNER

News Review Staff Writer

California Highway Patrol responded to a single-vehicle rollover on Monday, March 12, near the intersections of Charles Street and Drummond Avenue in Inyokern. The driver, Richard K. Witwer, 55, of Inyokern was pronounced dead on the scene.

According to the CHP release, Witwer’s vehicle, a 1991 Ford F150, traveled off of the right side of the road at a high speed while going southbound on Charles Street. The vehicle overturned several times, ejecting Witwer from the vehicle in the process.

Witwer’s passenger Jason Kirkpatrick, 34, sustained minor injuries and refused medical assistance. According to the release, neither individual was wearing a seatbelt.

The incident is still under investigation, and CHP’s Mojave Area is asking for help in locating any witnesses to the crash. Anyone with information is asked to call 760-872-5900.

Story First Published: 2018-03-16