Fernley man and woman killed in deadly four-person crash near Bridgeport on March 30
The California Highway Patrol has identified two people from Fernley killed in a deadly four-person crash that happened on U.S. 395 near Bridgeport on March 30.
Michael Dethlefsen and Cheryl Dethlefsen were identified as two of the four people who died in the two vehicle collision on U.S. 395 south of Bridgeport.
It happened about 5:15 p.m., when two vehicles collided on US Highway 395, north of Green Creek Road, approximately four miles south of Bridgeport.
According to the CHP, for unknown reasons, a Subaru Impreza, traveling northbound on US 395, drove to the left of the solid double yellow lines that separate the northbound and southbound lanes.
The Subaru collided head-on with a Chevrolet Silverado pickup pulling a fifth wheel trailer traveling southbound on US 395. The Subaru came to rest blocking the northbound lane.
The Dethlefsen's were in the Chevrolet that overturned and then caught fire blocking the northbound and southbound lanes.
The CHP Inland Division Multidisciplinary Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) responded to assist with the investigation.
A driver and passenger in both the Subaru and Chevrolet sustained fatal injuries. All occupants appear to have been wearing seat belts.
At this time, alcohol or drug impairment do not appear to be contributory factors to the cause of the collision.
The cause of this collision is still under investigation.