John Queen and Jonathan Yip Killed in Moorpark Car Accident on Grimes Canyon Road
Ventura County, California (November 16, 2021) – The Ventura County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the two people who were killed in a head-on collision that left two other people injured on Monday afternoon near Moorpark in Ventura County.
The victims were identified as 23-year-old John Queen, of Oxnard, and 23-year-old Jonathan Yip, of Moorpark.
The deadly collision happened at about 2:58 p.m. in the 5800 block of Grimes Canyon Road near Meadowglade Drive, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Queen was driving a 2020 Toyota sedan northbound on Grimes Canyon when he reportedly drifted into the opposite lanes and collided head-on with an oncoming Peterbilt semi-truck.
Both vehicles burst into flames after the crash but the fire was extinguished by the Ventura County firefighters who responded to the incident.
2 Killed, 2 Injured in Moorpark Car Crash Involving Big Rig
Queen and Yip, who was riding in the Toyota, were pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.
A 59-year-old passenger in the sedan sustained major injuries in the accident and was transported to Los Robles Regional Medical Center for treatment.
The truck driver, a 61-year-old Los Angeles man, was taken to Los Robles Regional with moderate injuries.
No additional information about the accident was provided.
An investigation into the accident is ongoing.