UPDATE 5/30/17: There is a GoFundMe page set up to help the Delgado family, who were involved in the crash and who were rescued by a Good Samaritan. According to KRCTV News, Gilberto Delgado, driver of the Dodge Ram and father of several children involved, was killed in the May 26 crash. Gil Delgado, 24 years old and Angelica Delgado, 19, remain in the hospital in intensive care. The Delgado family was driving to Disneyland at the time, according to the KRCTV News. Donations can be given here.
MENDOCINO Co., 5/26/2017 — An unidentified man rescued five people, including two small children, from a burning vehicle a little after 12:30am on May 26.
The vehicle, a 2008 Dodge Ram, had just been in a collision with a 1994 Ford Bronco on Highway 101, north of Willits, and just north of the junction with Reynolds Highway. Both drivers were trapped in the cars and were killed as the vehicles were engulfed in flames.
According to the California Highway Patrol report, the Ford Bronco was driving north on Highway 101. At one point, for an unknown reason, the vehicle moved into the southbound lane right in front of the oncoming Dodge Ram, which contained five passengers in addition to the driver.
The passerby, identified only as a “Good Samaritan,” was able to rescue the passengers, who were then transported to Howard Memorial Hospital and Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital. A 43-year-old woman, a 24-year-old man, and a 19-year-old woman, all of Eureka, California, suffered major injuries. A one-year-old girl, also of Eureka, and a seven-year-old boy, of Fortuna, California, both suffered minor injuries.
Ambulances were dispatched from Ukiah, Willits and Laytonville. Investigation and control of the scene was carried out by multiple agencies, including the Little Lake Fire Department, Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office, Willits Police Department, Verihealth, Laytonville FIre Department, and Ukiah CHP. The Garberville CHP continues to investigate. The CHP report states that “impaired driving may have been a factor.”