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UPDATE: Coroner identifies 2 men killed in head-on collision on Highway 65

Posted at 6:34 AM, Nov 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-27 15:48:24-05

(UPDATE NOV. 27 10:57 a.m.): KCSO identified two of the drivers involved in Wednesday night's deadly traffic collision. Both 27-year-old Jacob Logan Donald Johnson and 28-year-old Luis Fidel Mena Raya were declared deceased at the scene.

Three people were killed after a head-on collision on Highway 65 on Thursday night.

According to the California Highway Patrol, a man driving a mini-van was headed southbound on the 65 near James Road when it drifted into oncoming traffic.

The van collided with an SUV carrying two people.

The CHP says the driver of the van, the driver and passenger in the SUV were all killed.

The CHP says the passenger in the SUV was not wearing a seat belt.