Maria Puentes Dead after Fatal Accident on 126 near Santa Paula

Maria Puentes Dead after Fatal Accident on 126 near Santa Paula

Maria Puentes is dead after a car she was riding in went in to oncoming traffic on the 126 and hit a truck.

The crash occured shortly after 7:05pm east of Toland Road, according to the Ventura County Star:

A 17-year-old Bakersfield boy was driving east on the highway with Puentes in the right front passenger seat when the vehicle drifted into westbound lanes and into the path of an oncoming truck, CHP officials said. The car collided almost head-on with the truck, driven by Rocky Edwards, 53, of Exiter, Calif., officials said.

The car then spun around and the debris struck a car going the other way.  The freeway was closed for hours for the investigation. 
Edwards and the 17 year old were taken to the hospital.
 
 

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