Three Accidents Thursday Evening, One Fatal

  • The damaged information kiosk and bus shelter on Monterey Trail, across from the Frazier Park Post Office.

    The damaged information kiosk and bus shelter on Monterey Trail, across from the Frazier Park Post Office.

FRAZIER PARK, Calif. (June 20, 2008 at 11:59 a.m.) — Three accidents occurred in the Mountain Communities Thursday night, June 19; one on Highway 138 resulted in a fatality.

Highway 138:  Erick Galdamez, 29, of Long Beach, died in a collision on Highway 138, shortly after midnight, Friday, June 20. According to a CHP report, Galdamez was driving eastbound and, while passing a truck, collided with a 2006 UD commercial truck traveling in the opposite direction. Newhall CHP believes that alcohol may have been a factor in the collision. None of the three occupants of the truck were injured.

Frazier Mountain Park Road:  An accident on Frazier Mountain Park Road, east of Monterey Trail, Thursday evening before 9 p.m., according to CHP Officer Mark Ehly, resulted in 21 year old Lockwood Valley resident Justin Romanowski being arrested for D.U.I. and and taken to the hospital with what Ehly believes were minor to moderate injuries. A complete CHP report was not available on Friday. Romanowski’s 1995 Ford Probe and a 2005 Freightliner three-axel big rig were the vehicles involved.

Monterey Trail: A hit and run accident occurred Thursday evening, after 8 p.m., in which a red, Ford diesel pickup truck with a red camper shell was reported to have knocked down the information kiosk attached to the bus shelter on Monterey Trail across from the Frazier Park Post Office. A witness, who asked not to be identified, said the driver of the pickup backed away from the damaged kiosk after hitting it, drove into the post office parking lot, drove around the post office, parked in front of the post office, walked in to apparently get his mail, came out and drove westbound up Frazier Mountain Park Road. According to Candace Huskey Brown, the information kiosk was built with funds from an $11,000 grant to the Town Council and the Chamber of Commerce which included construction of the bus shelter. Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to call CHP at 248-6655.

This is part of the June 20, 2008 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.

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