2 Fatally Struck in Two-Vehicle Accident near Old La Grange Road

LA GRANGE, CA (February 3, 2022)Thomas Rodriguez and Tarie Barton were killed in a collision on La Grange Road, early Saturday morning.

According to reports, the crash occurred around 12:07 a.m., on La Grange Road, just north of Old La Grange Road.

Investigators say the driver of a northbound 2021 Kia veered into the southbound lanes of the roadway. As a result, the Kia collided head-on with a 2017 Acura RDX.

The Kia driver, identified as 41-year-old Barton and her passenger 50-year-old Rodriguez, died at the scene.

Meanwhile, the Acura driver, identified as 60-year-old Gregorio Carvajal Favela sustained minor injuries.

In addition, his two passengers, identified as 61-year-old Maria de Jesus Carvajal and 58-year-old Susana Pulido Olmos suffered minor injuries.

At this time, La Grange Officials are still currently investigating the two-vehicle crash.


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