Men killed in suspected DUI collision in Lake County ID’d

Two Northern California men killed Monday in a Lake County head-on collision have been identified, according to the Lake County Coroner’s Office.|

The Lake County Coroner’s Office on Thursday released the identifies of two Northern California men killed earlier this week in a Highway 20 head-on collision.

Evaristo Hernandez, 43, and Serhii Kalynovskyi, 59, were killed in the crash between a 2000 Nissan Frontier truck and a 2001 Toyota Prius.

According to the California Highway Patrol, which is investigating, the collision happened shortly after 6:30 a.m. Monday on Highway 20 at Witter Springs Road.

Investigators believe the Frontier truck was heading west when the driver drove into the oncoming lane to pass other vehicles, but collided with the Prius.

Hernandez, a resident of Ukiah in Mendocino County, was in the backseat of the Frontier and Kalynovskyi, a resident of Miranda in Humboldt County, was the driver of the Prius.

Investigators suspect the driver of the Frontier was intoxicated, however, the crash remains under investigation as he is hospitalized with major injuries, authorities said.

The passenger in the front seat of the Frontier also suffered major injuries and was transported to a local hospital, officials said.

You can reach Staff Writer Sara Edwards at 707-521-5487 or sara.edwards@pressdemocrat. com. On Twitter @sedwards380.

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