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Head-On Collision Results In Multiple Major Injuries And 1 Fatality

Head-On Collision Results In Multiple Major Injuries And 1 Fatality 

A Head-On traffic collision yesterday (Monday) results in major injuries and 1 fatality. CHP reports around 3:45 PM, CHP officers responded to a head-on traffic collision on Highway 49 south of Sandra Road. CHP investigations determined that Thomas Diermier, 95, of San Andreas was driving his 2014 Lexus RX350 northbound on Highway 49 at an undetermined speed. Sean Vasko, 38, of Plymouth, along with 3 passengers, all under age, was driving his 2018 GMC Denali, southbound on Highway 49 at 55 MPH. Diermier crossed over solid double yellow lines into the southbound lane in order to pass a logging truck, which placed his vehicle directly into the path of Vasko. The two vehicles collided head-on causing disabling damage to both vehicles. After the collision Diermier’s vehicle became engulfed in flames. Initial responding CHP officers along with good Samaritans at the scene attempted to extinguish the fire and extricated Diermier from his vehicle before it became fully engulfed. Despite life-saving efforts by first responders, Diermier succumbed to his injuries at the scene. Vasko and his passengers all sustained major injuries and were transported to various hospitals for treatment. It is unknown if alcohol and/or drugs were a factor in this collision.

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