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Yuma man dies from injuries sustained in two-car crash


EL CENTRO, Calif. (KYMA, KECY)-A man died of his injuries following a two-car crash on State Route 98 (SR-98) and west of Interstate 8 (I-8).

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) says they received a call last Friday of a collision on SR-98 and I-8 involving two vehicles.

A 31-year-old man from Yuma driving a Lexus was traveling eastbound on SR-98 when he crashed into a Ford F-150 who was also traveling westbound at the same time.

CHP says the Lexus moved to the left from the eastbound lane into the westbound lane into the direct path of the Ford. The front and left side of the Lexus collided with the left front of the Ford.

The collision cause the Ford to spin off the roadway on the north shoulder of SR-98 while the Lexus landed on the south shoulder of SR-98.

The driver of the Lexus died at the scene and a 32-year-old man from Somerton driving the Ford reported pain to his face.

CHP says the driver of the Lexus had been reported driving erratically prior to the collision.

Reports say another driver lost control of his vehicle after coming up on the collision and tried to avoid it. However, the vehicle came too close to the debris in the roadway causing the vehicle to overturn.

All drivers wore seatbelts and were properly restrained during the collision.

CHP says there was no evidence of drugs or alcohol at the scene of the crash.

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