Rico Burlingame and Misael Villanueva Injured in Collision on 5 Freeway in Los Banos
Kern County, California (October 13, 2021) – Two people were hospitalized after being injured in a multi-vehicle collision in Los Banos on Wednesday morning.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the accident happened at around 4:54 a.m. on southbound Interstate 5 Freeway at the Xenia Avenue overcrossing.
At least four vehicles were involved in the early morning crash but the circumstances surrounding the collision were not immediately established.
Misael Villanueva and 25-year-old Rico Burlingame were seriously injured in the crash. Villanueva was airlifted to Kern Medical Center for treatment of major injuries by a SkyLife air ambulance.
Burlingame was rushed to Hanford Hospital by a ground ambulance.
No additional information about the accident was provided.
An investigation into the accident is ongoing.
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