head on crash on highway 330
According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), four people were injured in two head-on collisions that occurred on Highway 330 last week.

The first crash, which involved three vehicles, occurred on the morning of June 8, south of Live Oak Drive. Kathleen Virginia Clark, 70, of Running Springs, was heading northbound on 330 in a black 2007 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck when she, for reasons yet known, started driving off the road to the right. She then overcorrected and veered across the center line into the southbound lane, causing a head-on collision with a silver 2008 Mazda CX7 driven by Dennis Day Byas, 65, of Redlands.

Richard William Orr, 72, of Highland, was driving another black Silverado a few car lengths behind Byas’ vehicle when the crash occurred. He attempted but failed to evade the Mazda.

Clark and Byas were taken to nearby hospitals with minor injuries. Orr was no injured.

The second crash, which involved two vehicles, occurred on the early afternoon of June 9, again, south of Live Oak Drive.

Andrea Lynn Ingham, 47, of Running Springs, was heading northbound on 330 in a gray 2007 Subaru Impreza when she passed a vehicle in the oncoming lane and collided head-on with a southbound blue 2015 Nissan Rogue driven by Jesus Shepard Machinena Jr., 61, also of Running Springs.

Both were taken to Loma Linda University Medical Center with minor injuries.

Investigators said that alcohol or drugs were not a factor in either incident.