CALEXICO — Authorities have identified two Calexico residents who died in a two-vehicle accident Monday morning on Highway 98 after the compact car in which they were traveling collided head-on with a farm labor bus.
County Sheriff's Office Coroner Investigator Deputy Rick Williams said Hector Fernando Esquer, 37, and Joaquin Garcia, 49, died in the accident. Both were riding inside a small four-door vehicle Esquer was driving.
A California Highway Patrol press release stated the two men were killed about 5:49 a.m. after the car collided with a farm labor bus.
The press release stated 21 people were inside the bus, including the driver, Leticia Partida, 38, of El Centro. Of those 21 passengers, only four reported injuries, and those were minor injuries to the head, neck, chest and shoulders.