1 killed, 1 hurt in accident on US 95
NEEDLES, Calif. — One person was killed and two people were injured in a crash involving a semi truck and a passenger car, according to the California Highway Patrol. The crash occurred early Saturday morning, just after 3 a.m., on U.S. 95 about 10 miles south of Needles, according to the CHP.
Michael Moore, 37, of Simi Valley, Calif., was killed in the accident, according to a CHP news release. Moore was a passenger in the Toyota sedan driven by Richard A. Palmer, 57, of Rialto, Calif. Palmer suffered major injuries and was flown by helicopter to Havasu Regional Medical Center for treatment.
The semi-truck was driven by Marvin Graham, 51, of Tolleson, Arizona. He was not injured.
CHP officers say Palmer was driving the Toyota northbound on U.S. 95 and crossed over the double yellow line into the southbound lanes and into the path of the semi-truck. Both vehicles came to rest in the desert lands to the west of the highway, about two miles north of Compressor Plant Road. Graham was driving the semi-truck between 55 and 65 miles per hour when the crash occurred, and officers said it wasn’t clear how fast the Toyota was being driven.