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Fatal Crash Near Milepost 156 on SR-6

Friday May 1, 2020

DPS Incident Notification 7882 (Crash – Fatal / Initial Information / Sent: 05-01-2020  16:26)

Notification Made By: Sgt. Cameron Roden
Section: 6 // District: A

Date: 05-01-2020

Time: 10:30

Location: SR-6 Milepost 156

Mile Post: 156

Travel Direction: West

Inv. Agency: UHP

Initial Description:
        On Friday, May 1st, 2020, at about 1030 hours, a white Ford Explorer was traveling westbound on SR-6 near milepost 156 towards Genola.  Witnesses reported that the vehicle could not stay in its lane.  The vehicle drifted across the center line into oncoming traffic.  A  white Kenworth semi approaching from the opposite direction saw the vehicle in his lane and moved to the right onto the shoulder.  The Ford continued to drift to the left and the driver’s side of the SUV collided with the driver’s side of the semi and trailer.  The semi came to a stop on the right shoulder and the Ford spun then stopped right in the middle of SR-6.  The 24-year-old male driver of the Ford, Wyatt Garrison of Genola, sustained fatal injuries and died on scene.  The driver of the semi was shaken but was not injured.  SR-6 was closed from the time of the crash and reopened at about 1540 hours. The crash is still under investigation to determine the cause.

This information will be updated as more becomes available.



Nick Street
DPS Public Affairs Director
Department of Public Safety


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