• May 03, 2017

Florian Sowinski Killed in Los Alamos, CA, Wrong-way Accident

Los Alamos, CA -- May 2, 2017, Florian Sowinski suffered fatal injuries due to an accident in which he crashed head-on with a truck along Highway 101.

Investigators from the California State Highway Patrol were called out to investigate the accident, which they say happened around 9:00 p.m. near Palmer Road.

Police released details indicating that 79-year-old Sowinski was driving a Dodge Grand Caravan somehow entered the southbound lanes of Highway 101 traveling in the wrong direction. As he did so, he crossed paths with an oncoming 18-wheeler. This resulted in a head-on collision. A second 18-wheeler crashed into debris resulting from the initial crash.

Authorities reported that Sowinski was killed in the collision and pronounced dead at the scene. The drivers of the two 18-wheelers were not injured in the accident.

At this time, factors contributing to the accident are still unclear. Investigations are ongoing.

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