Two people injured, several sheep are killed in collision

December 03, 2001|By DARREN SIMON, Staff Writer

HOLTVILLE — Sheep wandering onto Highway 115 north of this city Sunday caused a three-vehicle accident that left two people with minor injuries and numerous sheep dead.

According to the California Highway Patrol, about 30 sheep got loose from a field at the northwest corner of Blodgett Road and Highway 115 shortly before 3 a.m.

Drivers of three vehicles traveling in both directions on the highway could not avoid striking the sheep.

Jake Velasco, 21, of Holtville, who was driving a pickup, suffered minor wounds to his feet and head after hitting the sheep.

Jodi Creiglow, 23, of Brawley was not injured after her car struck the sheep. A passenger in her car, Dennis Loper II, 22, suffered minor back injuries.


Velasco and Loper were treated at the scene. They were not hospitalized.

Douglas Behling, 51, of San Diego, also driving a car, was not injured after hitting the sheep.

All four people were wearing seat belts at the time of the accidents.

The California Department of Transportation responded to the scene to clear the highway.

There was no information this morning on to whom the sheep belonged or how many sheep were injured or killed.

>> Staff Writer Darren Simon can be reached at 337-4082.

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