Major-injury traffic collision near Bridgeport


PRESS RELEASE – On Wednesday, July 8, 2015, at approximately 8:35 A. M., Richard Alent, 40, of Reno, was driving a 2013 Ford pickup truck southbound on US-395, approximately 2.5 miles south of East Side Lane. At the same time, Henry Trammell, 73, of Bakersfield, was driving a 2015 Ford pickup northbound on US-395. Mr. Alent allowed the Ford pickup he was driving to cross over the painted solid double yellow lines into the northbound lane directly into the path of Mr. Trammell's vehicle. The preliminary investigation indicates neither driver was able to take evasive action, and the vehicles collided head on. The vehicles came to rest blocking both lanes of US-395. As a result, US-395 was closed for approximately two hours to allow for the removal of occupants, vehicles and the cleanup of the roadway.

All four individuals involved in the collision, including Alent's passenger Jessica Pedro, 41, of Santa Rosa, and Trammell's passenger, Marcia Trammell, 76, of Bakersfield, were transported by helicopter to Renown Medical Center in Reno, Nevada for treatment of moderate to major injuries. Officers from the California Highway Patrol Bridgeport Area office responded to the scene and are conducting the collision investigation. Mono County Paramedics, Mono County Sheriff's Office personnel, Mono County Animal Control personnel, Antelope Valley Volunteer Fire Department personnel, and California Department of Transportation personnel responded to the collision scene to assist.