Update: Names released of those involved in Mono Cone fatal collision
A Ventura, Calif., dentist was killed while sitting in a Lee Vining restaurant’s outdoor dining area on Thursday morning.
Clyde Blackman, 70, was pinned by a pickup truck that left Highway 395 and jumped the curb into a half-dozen people eating at the Mono Cone.
The driver was identified as Marvin McChristian, 63, of Mammoth Lakes, Calif.
The collision occurred at around 11:50 a.m. when McChristian lost control of the 1999 Ford F-250 he was driving near First Street. The northbound pickup jumped the curb and into the outdoor dining area.
Blackman was pinned under the pickup and died while Mono County medics were transporting him to the helipad.
Receiving major injuries the collision was Sonoma, Calif., resident Joan Montgomery. Those who received minor injuries were Jane Blackman of Ventura, Marlin Montgomery of Sonoma, Barbara Richter of Mammoth Lakes, Li Wanlu and He Wenhue, both of Xi’an, China.
The collision is under investigation by the California Highway Patrol in Bridgeport.
Previous story: One person was killed when a pickup truck left Highway 395 and hit a half-dozen people eating at the Mono Cone in Lee Vining.
The collision occurred at about 11:50 a.m. when a northbound 1999 Ford F-250 extra cab pickup left the highway south of First Street and veered over the curb and into the outdoor dining area.
One person was pinned under the pickup and died during transport to the helipad.
Another patron was taken to Mammoth Hospital by ambulance, and four other patrons received minor injuries and declined treatment.
The collision is still under investigation.