The woman who died in a fatal head-on collision in American Canyon, California, has been identified. In updated reports of the car accident released on Thursday, June 25th, Jeanna Estelle Pryor, 47, was named the victim.
The accident took place on Highway 29 near Kimberly Drive on Monday, June 22nd. According to the California Highway Patrol, Pryor was driving a Toyota pickup truck southbound on the highway when she lost control of it and drifted into oncoming traffic.
The car then collided with a white northbound Toyota pickup truck driven by Francisco Santos-Diaz, 35, of Vallejo. Pryor was not wearing a seatbelt and the collision’s impact ejected her from the vehicle onto the roadway. She sustained extensive wounds and the paramedics took her to Queen of the Valley Medical Center where she died.
Santos-Diaz suffered minor to moderate injuries and received treatment at a local hospital. The incident led to the closure of all the northbound lanes of the highway during the preliminary inquiry. The investigation remains active.
Wearing a seatbelt while in transit will do two things for a driver and passenger of a car. First, it would keep the person from getting ejected during a crash, and two, it keeps the body in the right position when airbags deploy.
Drivers and passengers should ensure that they fasten their seat belt by wearing the lap belt across the hips and below the stomach. Wear the shoulder belt over the collarbone, and away from the neck.
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