One dead and one seriously injured in head-on collision near Porterville

One dead and one seriously injured in head-on collision near Porterville

The crash occurred early Monday morning on State Route 65, after a car was heading southbound in a northbound lane.
PORTERVILLE, Calif. – A man is dead, and another seriously injured, after a head-on crash Monday morning on State Route 65.

At approximately 4:45 a.m., California Highway Patrol officers say a 63 year old man, whose name has not yet been released, was driving a 1999 Hyundai Elantra southbound on State Route 65 in a northbound lane.

Senon Herrera, 23, was driving a 2010 Ford Mustang northbound on State Route 65 when the cars collided.

The driver of the Elantra was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police say Herrera sustained major injuries and was taken to Kaweah Delta Medical Center in Visalia.

Alcohol does not appear to have been a contributing factor in this collision, according to the CHP.

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