2 Dead in Caruthers Car Accident at Walnut and Elkhorn
CARUTHERS, Calif. (Sept. 24, 2018) — Augustin Sanzon Flores and Marcos Gonzalez Silvestre, both 19 years old, died when their vehicle crashed into an almond tree Sunday afternoon, just outside of Caruthers, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Thecar accident took place about 6 p.m. Both young men were riding in a vehicle traveling at high speed on Walnut Avenue, just north of Elkhorn Avenue. Neither one of them were wearing a seatbelt. The driver lost control and crashed into an almond tree on the shoulder.
Unfortunately, the two men were pronounced dead at the scene.
Caruthers Crash Investigation
The collision remains under investigation by police to determine fault. The driver is likely to be held accountable, but it’s unknown if there are other responsible parties such as an employer or if a mechanical condition or dangerous road contributed to the crash.
Our condolences go out to the families of Augustin Sanzon Flores and Marcos Gonzalez Silvestre..
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