Two killed on Hwy 14

Two killed on Hwy 14By BRIAN COSNER

News Review Staff Writer

Two were killed and two more, including one Kern County Sheriff’s Deputy, sustained major injuries in a head-on collision on Highway 14 last weekend according to a press release from the California Highway Patrol.

The Mojave CHP office received a call about the collision just after 2 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7. CHP officers responded to the accident just south of Robber’s Roost where a north-bound Toyota Tacoma with three occupants collided with a Chevrolet Tahoe KCSO patrol vehicle.

The driver and front right passenger of the Tacoma – later identified as Fernando Ramirez and Michael John Ferialdi, both 33-year-old Burbank residents – succumbed to their injuries and reportedly died at the scene.

The rear passenger, 30-year-old Paul Padilla, exited the vehicle and was transported to Antelope Valley Hospital.

The sole occupant of the KCSO Tahoe, Sgt. James Anton, was also transported for serious, but nonlife-threatening injuries.

The cause of the collision is still under investigation by CHP. It is unknown if drugs or alcohol were factors in the accident.

Story First Published: 2019-12-13