By Gary Meyer, TME
Four people died on our doorstep within just 11 days recently, all while traveling on the northbound Interstate 5 between Frazier Mountain Park Road and Grapevine. Several of the crashes stopped northbound traffic. One closure in May backed up traffic for miles and lasted for 13 hours. Fatal single-car accidents brought tragedy to families.
The trend has continued into June. Two teenage girls died and one suffered major injuries in a single-vehicle crash this week.
On May 8, beginning at about 8:58 p.m., two…(please see below to view full stories and photographs)
Above: The crumpled remains of Wyatt Landreth’s car smolder in the background as two Kern County firefighters communicate with radio dispatchers on May 23. Right, above and below: Big rig collisions have backed up northbound I-5 traffic for many hours in the last month.
Elliott Green snapped this photo of Landreth’s burned and smashed car.
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