Gabriel Diaz Injured in Highway 65 Car Crash at Highway 155 in Delano
Delano, California (June 24, 2021) – 52-year-old Gabriel Diaz has been identified as the Lamont man who was seriously injured in a car accident that claimed the life of a Porterville woman in Delano, Kern County, on Tuesday afternoon.
The deadly collision occurred on Highway 65 at Highway 155 at about 3:57 p.m. June 15, according to the California Hi9ghway Patrol.
Diaz was driving a gray Honda Accord southbound on Highway 65 when he crossed the double yellow line for unknown reasons and collided head-on with an oncoming 2021 Nissan driven by Regina Christine Chadon, 31, of Porterville.
Lamont Man Injured in Delano Car Accident on Highway 65
The Honda came to a stop facing southbound in the northbound lanes of the highway while the Nissan ended in a dirt field east of the roadway.
Chadon was killed in the accident, the Kern County Sheriff’s Office said.
Diaz was extricated from his car before being taken to Kern Medical for treatment of major injuries.
No additional information about the accident was provided.
A CHP investigation into the accident is ongoing.
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