2 dead, 3 hurt in Thanksgiving Eve Lake County vehicle crash
Published: Thursday, November 22, 2012 at 7:57 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, November 22, 2012 at 7:57 a.m.
Two Clearlake Oaks men were killed and three others — including a 12-year-old Santa Rosa girl — were injured Wednesday night in a crash outside the Lake County Moose Lodge, the California Highway Patrol reported.
The accident occurred around 6 p.m. near the intersection of Highway 20 and Highway 53 about a mile east of Clearlake Oaks.
Two Clearlake Oaks men, ages 58 and 54, were killed. They were not immediately identified pending notification of next of kin.
The three people traveling in the other vehicle were all injured.
Scott Flora, 36, of Ukiah, was driving a 1964 Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser. He suffered moderate injuries and was transported to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, where he was listed in critical condition Thursday.
A 12-year-old girl, Emma Steel-Hunt, was ejected from the vehicle and flown to UC Davis Medical Center with moderate injuries, the CHP said. Hospital officials said Steel-Hunt had been discharged.
Zachary Roes, 30, suffered minor injuries and was released at the scene.
The accident occurred when the two Clearlake Oaks men, who were traveling east on Highway 20 in a 1974 Ford pickup, turned into the path of the Toyota near the entrance to the Lake County Moose Lodge, the CHP said. The westbound Toyota slammed into the left front side of the Ford.
It was the second major accident at the intersection in as many days.
A Tuesday crash involving two vehicles sent three people to St. Helena Clearlake Hospital with major injuries.
All rights reserved. This copyrighted material may not be re-published without permission. Links are encouraged.