Francisco Mejia, 45, Killed in Head-On Crash at Betteravia and Brown Roads
LOCATION: Santa Maria
DATE OF COLLISION: Tuesday, December 4th
December 4, 2018 – A 45-year-old man was killed, and another was injured in a traffic collision at the intersection of Betteravia and Brown roads, according to the Noozhawk and KEYT News.
The fatality was identified as Francisco Mejia, of Santa Maria.
Preliminary investigation revealed Mejia was driving a 1996 Honda westbound on Betteravia Road when, for reasons still under investigation, it made a left turn at the crossing and accidentally crashed head-on into a 2003 Chevrolet truck.
Officials said Mejia suffered deadly trauma as a result of the wreck, and was sadly pronounced dead at the location.
Enrique Cervantes, 62, Injured in Santa Maria Car Accident
Furthermore, authorities also identified the Chevrolet driver as 62-year-old Enrique Cervantes, of Guadalupe. As per the article, Cervantes sustained minor injuries in the collision and was provided treatment at the scene.
At this time, the investigators handling the case continue to work to determine the exact cause of the crash.
We offer our warmest of thoughts, our prayers, and condolences to the family members of the deceased as they search for peace and comfort.