Agua Dulce Man Identified As Victim In Fatal Collision
By Leon Worden & Elliott Cohen / SCVNews.com and David N. Perez / AM 1220 KHTS
Coroner officials have identified Rigoberto Conchas, 52, of Agua Dulce as the driver who died on the scene of a Saturday afternoon collision on Sierra Highway.
An autopsy and toxicology report is scheduled for Tuesday, said coroner's officials.
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Two other men sustained life-threatening injuries in the head-on collision and were transferred to local area hospitals, said CHP officials.
According to a report from Officer Peter Bishop of the California Highway Patrol, the crash occurred at 5:39 p.m. south of Davenport Road, about 3 miles northeast of Santa Clarita city limits.
Bishop reported that a 1999 Ford F-150 pickup truck was traveling southbound on Sierra Highway when it inexplicably veered directly into the path of an oncoming 2005 Ford F-350 truck.
"For reasons yet to be determined, (the F-150 driver) veered to the left, crossing the double yellow line separating the northbound and southbound lane," Bishop's report states. The vehicles were unable to stop in time and they collided.
The driver of the F-150, a 52-year-old man from Agua Dulce, "succumbed to his injuries at the scene of the collision," Bishop's report states.
The F-150 was also carrying a passenger, a 52-year-old Canyon Country man. He sustained major injuries, as did the driver of the F-350, a 58-year-old Agua Dulce man who was alone in his vehicle.
One of the injured men was airlifted to Holy Cross Hospital in Mission Hills and the other was transported by ambulance to Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital in Valencia.
Sierra Highway was shut in both directions for roughly four hours. It reopened at about 9:48 p.m.
No estimate of either vehicle's speed was reported and no arrests were made as of Sunday at 3 a.m.
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