Two hospitalized in head-on

Two hospitalized in head-onTwo Ridgecrest residents were transported for injuries early Saturday morning following a head-on collision on North Brown Road, just south of the US Highway 395 overpass.

According to the California Highway Patrol Mojave office, the collision occurred just before 2 a.m. Fred martin, the driver of a Toyota Corolla, was reportedly headed northbound on Brown road while Heidi Smith, driving a Kia Sorento was headed south. “For reasons still being investigated, the two vehicles were involved in a head-on collision,” said CHP Mojave Public Information Officer Aaron Maurer.

Both drivers sustained injuries during the crash. Martin, 55, was transported to Antelope Valley Hospital and Smith, 40, was transported to Ridgecrest Regional Hospital. At press time, there were no indications that drugs or alcohol were a factor said Maurer.

*When this article was originally published, it claimed that the drivers were the sole occupants of the vehicles. There was no information in the CHP report regarding any occupants other than the drivers.

Story First Published: 2020-06-23