1 Killed, 2 Injured in Car Accident on Dogwood Road near Ralph Road in Imperial

Imperial County Crash
1 Killed in Imperial County Crash on Dogwood Road near Ralph Road

Imperial County, California (November 23, 2022) – One person was killed in a car crash that left two other people injured on Sunday afternoon in Imperial County.

The fatal crash happened on Dogwood Road near Ralph Road at around 2:30 p.m. on November 20, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The 26-year-old Cathedral City man was driving a 2016 Kia Forte southbound on Dogwood Road when he allegedly drifted into the northbound lane and collided head-on with a 2000 Chevrolet Silverado driven by 57-year-old Fernando Buenrostro, of Brawley.

The impact of the collision caused the Kia to collide with a northbound 2021 Chevrolet Silverado driven by 54-year-old Araceli Osuna, of Brawley.

The 21-year-old man was killed in the accident.

Osuna sustained minor injuries and was transported to El Centro Regional Medical Center for treatment.

Buenrostro sustained minor injuries but was not transported.

Additional information about the accident was not provided.

An investigation into the accident is underway.

Have you lost a loved one in a motor vehicle accident?

Drivers, motorcyclists, bicyclists and even pedestrians are reminded to use the road responsibly. Drivers are specifically reminded NEVER to drive while impaired. P. Mark Shayani of Pacific Attorney Group says “There can never be any good reason for driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs”.

Shayani explains that impaired driving is not only about driving under the influence of alcohol. “Some over-the-counter drugs and prescription medications may cause impaired driving.” As a driver or rider, it is always good to read warning labels and follow directions of use about operating heavy machinery which includes driving a car or riding a motorcycle.

If you have lost a loved one in a motor vehicle accident, contact us today for guidance. Click to call : 866-803-6502