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Maria Mondragon Head-On Crash Bakersfield Highway 43 Munzer Road

Maria Mondragon Head-On Crash Bakersfield Highway 43 Munzer Road

Maria Mondragon crash Bakersfield Highway 43

Maria Mondragon Injured, Woman Killed in Bakersfield Crash on Highway 43

BAKERSFIELD, CA (August 10, 2021) – Maria Mondragon was hospitalized after a fatal car crash on Highway 43 in Bakersfield.

The California Highway Patrol identified the Shafter woman as one of the parties involved in the collision which occurred on Tuesday.

The incident happened when Maria Mondragon was driving a 2004 Chevrolet south on Highway 43 in Bakersfield. At the same time, a 2010 Chevrolet was going north.

CHP said the driver of the 2010 Chevrolet, 41-year-old Juvencio Palma, crossed into the southbound lane for an unknown reason.

Juvencio Palma Hurt in Head-On Collision

Maria Mondragon veered left to avoid the other car but the Taft man adjusted his vehicle in his original lane. The two then collided head-on on the northbound side of the highway, south of Munzer Road.

A passenger riding the 2004 Chevrolet, a 48-year-old Shafter woman, died as a result of the collision. Maria Mondragon sustained minor injuries following the Highway 43 crash.

Paramedics arrived at the scene and took her to the Kern Medical for treatment. Meanwhile, Juvencio Palma survived with minor wounds and sought his own medical aid.

The Bakersfield Californian and Kern Golden Empire wrote that the accident took place shortly after 5 a.m. CHP soon forced the northbound lanes of Highway 43 to shut down for hours after the wreck.

The cause of the Bakersfield crash is still under investigation.


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