Leign Biakanja, Lucy Biakanja Among Four People Killed in Hollister Car Accident on Highway 156 near Fairview Road
Hollister, California (August 17, 2022) –Three children who died alongside their mother in a head-on collision on Sunday night in Hollister have been identified as Leigh Biakanja,14, Lucy Biakanja,14,and Ben Biakanja,12, from Carmel Valley.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the fatal accident was reported at around 8:05 p.m. on Highway 156 near Fairview Road.
CHP said a 2014 Tesla was traveling east on Highway 156 when, for unknown reasons, it crossed the yellow line into the westbound lane and collided head-on with a Freightliner tractor-trailer.
The Tesla’s driver, Lisa Biakanja, 55, and her three children were killed in the crash.
The driver of the big rig, identified only as a 39-year-old Madera man, was taken to Hollister hospital with minor injuries.
More details regarding the collision were not provided.
The accident remains under investigation.
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