Christmas Eve wrong-way driver accident severely injures pregnant woman, self

January 02, 2013
Santa Paula News

A Christmas Eve collision left a pregnant Valencia woman with severe injuries when a wrong-way driver slammed into her SUV on Highway 126 between Santa Paula and Fillmore, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Santa Paula Fire and Santa Paula Police were among the public safety agencies dispatched to the collision that occurred December 24 at about 9:15 p.m.

According to the CHP, Jennifer Krewski, 36, was heading east on the highway near Timber Canyon Road when a vehicle driven by Juan Mora-Esquivel, 21, of Oxnard, sped toward her. Mora-Esquivel hit Krewski’s SUV head-on, leaving both drivers trapped in their vehicles. 

Crews from the Ventura County, Fillmore and Santa Paula fire departments responded to the collision. In all, 13 units from various fire agencies and AMR Ambulance were dispatched to the scene. Krewski and Mora-Esquivel were extricated from their vehicles and taken to Ventura County Medical Center.

Krewski suffered two broken legs, a broken wrist and severe internal injuries. Her fetus later died. Mora-Esquivel was being treated for severe internal injuries.

The collision remains under investigation according to the CHP, which investigated the collision with help from the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office and Santa Paula Police Department.

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