Jose Mendoza, Jose Cruz Fatal Highway 33 Crash in Kern County

Fatal Head-on Crash on Highway 33 in North Belridge

 Jose Mendoza, Jose Cruz Fatal Highway 33 Crash in Kern CountyKERN COUNTY, Calif. (March 17, 2022) — Jose Mario Gomez Mendoza, 53, and Jose Wuilver Rodas Cruz, 22, both died in the crash on Highway 33 near Lerdo Road.

Also, a third person was injured Saturday in the head-on collision on Highway 33 in the North Belridge area of Kern County.

The two-vehicle crash happened just before 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 12th, just southwest of Lost Hills, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The two men who died were riding together in a 2009 Honda that collided head-on with a Toyota. Jose Cruz was driving the Honda and Jose Mendoza was a passenger in the car. The crash happened on Highway 33 near Lerdo Highway, police said.

CHP officials report the Honda was traveling northbound on Highway 33 when Jose Cruz allegedly lost control of the vehicle. The car reportedly swerved veered into the southbound lanes where it crashed head-on into the Toyota driven by Adam Alvarez, 36, of Corona.

Alvarez told authorities he applied his brakes, but couldn’t avoid the collision.

Paramedics transported Alvarez to Kern Medical for treatment of his injuries, the CHP said.

The traffic accident remains under investigation.

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