An update to the head-on car accident that took place in Lemoore, on Tuesday, May 26, 2015. The victim in the vehicle collision that happened on Highway 41, at around 11:30 AM, has been identified as Kevin Bruce Watkins, of Kingsburg.
Kevin Watkins, 31, was driving a 1995 Honda Civic, southbound on Highway 41, just south of Lemoore. The Honda swerved into the northbound lane and smashed head-on into a Dodge pickup truck.
A 2011 Isuzu van, driven by Raymond Treubel, 28, was also traveling north when the Honda came into the lane. Treubel swerved out of the way to avoid the crash, but then lost control, ran off the road, and struck a tree.
Watkins was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. The occupants in the Dodge truck; Robert, and Idalia Perez, of Shaver Lake, suffered major injuries. They were taken by helicopter to Community Regional Medical Center for treatment.
Treubel did not require medical treatment.