UPDATE- PINE MOUNTAIN CLUB, CA (Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018 at 9 p.m.)—Questions are being raised by witnesses about the fact that Pine Mountain Club’s Station 58 paramedic did not respond to the accident scene where Nadine Linley Mae Kennedy, 30, died. A reporter for The Mountain Enterprise saw the KCFD Station 58 truck and an AMR Ambulance traveling downhill on Zermatt Drive about 70 minutes after the Mil Potrero Highway accident, as if they were returning from another call.
Upon examining photos from the scene, we have made an update to the report about the first responders to arrive (see note in bold, below).
UPDATE- PINE MOUNTAIN CLUB, CA (Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018 at 5 p.m.)— The Kern County Sheriff’s Office has now released the name of the driver of the vehicle which crashed into a tree at about 9:07 a.m. today in Pine Mountain Club, between the PMC clubhouse and Lampkin Park. Nadine Linley Mae Kennedy, 30, was the driver who was killed. She was pronounced dead at 9:24 a.m., the coroner reports. She is listed as a Pine Mountain Club resident. Next of kin has been notified. An autopsy examination will be conducted.
PINE MOUNTAIN CLUB, CA (Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018 at 10 a.m.)—A woman was killed in a solo vehicle crash on Mil Potrero Highway in the Pine Mountain community (PMC) this morning. The accident occurred at about 9:10 a.m. just across from the entry to the PMC clubhouse parking lot.
John Dalmau, a six-year PMC resident, said he was returning from a morning errand when he saw the white Kia SUV traveling west at about 40-45 miles per hour in front of him suddenly veer off the road without braking, bump into a tree, bounce off, and come to a halt in a thicket of bushes next to the tree, not far from the Lampkin Park baseball field. He called 911.
Alan Stein was taking his morning walk in the park when he heard the crash. He crossed the dry stream bed between the park fence and the wooded area to look into the car. He said the woman may have been in her 30s to 40s, and was not wearing a seat belt. She was lying face down on the passenger seat with the air bag deployed. He called 911 also. Hall Ambulance, Engine 357, Sergeant Mesa from California Highway Patrol, and two other CHP officers responded.
Sgt. Mesa said the Kern County Coroner had been called and would release the name of the deceased driver within about 24 hours.
Updated: The third law enforcement vehicle at the scene was not a Kern County Sheriff’s vehicle, but a white California Highway Patrol SUV. The text above has been updated to reflect that correction. Also, PMC’s Kern County Fire Engine paramedic was not at the scene when The Mountain Enterprise reporter arrived at about 9:30 a.m., photos of the scene show. A Station 58 truck and an AMR ambulance were encountered coming downhill on Zermatt Drive, about a mile from the accident, at about 11 a.m. by a TME reporter. — PH
[Patric Hedlund, TME, reported this breaking news. If you have additional information, please contact us at 661.245.3794]
This is part of the October 12, 2018 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.
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