(Two killed in head-on collision)….It was reported at just after 5:00 am Tuesday.
Reports are that 54-year-old Richard Antonavich of Prescott, Arizona was driving a Subaru pick-up eastbound on Highway 78. About 7 miles west of Palo Verde the Subaru swerved off the right side of the roadway, then back across both lanes, directly into the path of a semi. The Subaru struck the left front of the semi. Antonavich was pronounced dead at the scene. Deputy Coroner Rodolfo Barron says a ten-year-old boy also suffered fatal injuries. The boy’s 32-year-old mother was flown to Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs, suffering major injuries. Barron said the child’s name couldn’t be released because his mother has not yet been notified of his death. An autopsy Tuesday determined Antonavich died as a result of multiple traumatic injuries. The driver of the semi, 56-year-old Raul Martinez of Holtville, was not injured. The collision remains under investigation.