MAMMOTH LAKES, CA (July 25, 2020) – 25-year-old Krystal Kazmark was killed, and five others were injured, when two vehicles collided on Benton Crossing Road.
A silver 2017 Toyota was driving west on Benton Crossing Road when the driver lost control of the vehicle and rolled over into the eastbound lanes of the road. A white 2016 Kia Sorento heading east was unable to stop in time to avoid the Toyota and they collided with the passenger side of the vehicle.
Kazmark was a passenger in the Toyota. She was pronounced dead a short time after. The driver and another passenger in the Toyota sustained major injuries and were transported to the hospital.
The driver of the Kia and two passengers also sustained moderate to major injuries and were taken to the hospital. Authorities are still investigating the cause of the crash, but say that all occupants of the Toyota were not wearing their seatbelts at the time of the crash.