Hwy 14 crash victims identified

Hwy 14 crash victims identifiedThe Kern County Sheriff’s Office identified the victims from October’s fiery crash on Highway 14 in a press release earlier this week.

On Oct. 30, two cars caught fire after colliding head on in a multiple-vehicle accident on the highway, north of Red Rock Canyon. Both drivers were killed while the driver of a third vehicle was injured.

The deceased were later identified as 69-year-old Emily Susan Andresen of Boron and 26-year-old Alyssa Lennette Lara of Los Angeles. According to the coroner’s office, both victims succumbed to blunt force trauma and the event was ruled an accident.

Information was provided by KCSO and California Highway Patrol Mojave. For information, contact (661) 824-2408.

Photo by Laura Austin

Story First Published: 2021-02-12