Two victims killed when driver attempts to pass a truck in opposite lane
Natalie Craddock and Krue Karnbach were killed in a head-on car crash on Old Woman Springs Road north of Linn Road in Landers last Friday, according to a recent press release from Hi-Desert Star News.
The accident occurred at about 5:30 p.m. on Friday afternoon in Landers when a 2009 Durango was headed north on the highway at about 55 miles per hour. The driver, Michael Daugherty, 24, of Big Bear, went into the southbound lane to pass a semi-truck in front of him.
As a result, he traveled into the path of a Chevrolet Cavalier, driven by Karnbach and Craddock in the passenger seat.
Additionally, it was mentioned that the two drivers both swerved to avoid the collision, but both vehicles crashed head-on.
Authorities arrived at the scene and pronounced Karnbach and Craddock dead at the scene. Additionally, Michael Daugherty and his 1-year-old daughter were transported to Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs.
Currently, the traffic collision is being investigated by the authorities, and further information will be relayed at a later time.
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