395 Collision leaves one dead

By BRIAN COSNER

News Review Staff Writer

A head-on collision on Highway 395 near Athel Avenue in Inyokern left one dead in the early hours of Monday, Feb. 4.

According to the California Highway Patrol Mojave office, the drivers of a southbound Ford Taurus and a northbound Freightliner collided for unknown reasons, killing the driver of the Taurus. The deceased was later identified as Brandon Marquis Turner, 30, of Ridgecrest.

The accident occurred just after 3 a.m. While the incident is still under investigation, law enforcement does not suspect alcohol as a contributing factor at this time.

Any witnesses are asked to contact CHP Officer Helfrich at 661-823-5500. The release reminds drivers to always wear their seat belts and to pull over if they feel drowsy.

Story First Published: 2019-02-08