Mammoth Lakes fatal car crash Benton Cross and Pit Road on July 25 | CHP Press Release

On July 25, 2020 at 8:55 pm, Mr. Josh Daugherty was driving a silver 2017 Toyota Tacoma crew cab, west on Benton Crossing Road at a stated speed of approximately 55-60 MPH just west of Pit Road. Mr. Daugherty made a series of turning movements that resulted in a loss of steering control which caused the Toyota to rotate in a counterclockwise direction across both lanes of Benton Crossing Road. Simultaneously, a white 2016 KIA Sorento Sport Utility Vehicle, driven by Mr. Richard Scott Holcomb, was traveling east in the same curved portion of Benton Crossing Road. The Toyota crossed into the eastbound lane, perpendicular to the roadway, and the front of the KIA impacted the passenger side of the Toyota. As a result of the collision the right rear passenger in the Toyota sustained fatal injuries.

*The cause of the collision is still under investigation.

Toyota Tacoma:
Driver: Josh Daugherty, 30, of Mammoth Lakes CA, was not wearing a seatbelt and sustained major injuries. Transported to Northern Inyo Hospital.
Right front passenger: Eduardo Navarro, 27, of Mammoth Lakes CA, was not wearing a seatbelt and sustained major injuries. Transported to Mammoth Hospital.
Right rear passenger: Krystal Kazmark, 25, of Mammoth Lakes CA, was not wearing a seatbelt and sustained fatal injuries.

KIA Sorento:
Driver: Richard Holcomb, 71, of Hawthorne CA, was wearing a seatbelt and sustained major injuries. Transported by ambulance to Mammoth Hospital.
Right front passenger: Lora Holcomb,  69, of Hawthorne CA, was wearing a seatbelt and sustained major injuries. Transported to Mammoth Hospital.
Left rear passenger: “Minor”, was wearing a seatbelt and sustained moderate injuries. Transported to Mammoth Hospital.

Assisting Agencies:
1) Mono County Sheriff’s Department – Coroner.
2) Mono County EMS Medics 2 and 3
3) Mammoth Lakes Fire Department
4) Long Valley Fire Department

 

3 Responses to Mammoth Lakes fatal car crash Benton Cross and Pit Road on July 25 | CHP Press Release

  1. sugarmags July 30, 2020 at 11:36 am #

    sad to see this….local kids. Wish to god they had been wearing seatbelts. So hard to understand why someone wouldn’t take the 5 seconds it takes to put them on. So sorry to hear about the young woman and the dog. I’m sure the family is devastated.

     
  2. Celena July 29, 2020 at 1:36 pm #

    Praying for you Lalo! We love u

     
  3. Tinner July 28, 2020 at 9:04 pm #

    Horrible and so sad.
    I’m not sure what to make of “made a series of turning movements”

     

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