Friday afternoon crash injures four

Four people were injured in a two-car collision around noon Friday, Aug. 24 on Highway 36.

According to a statement from the California Highway Patrol, Michael Marion, 49, of Denver Colorado, was driving westbound on Highway 36 in a 2018 Jeep Wrangler when he realized he missed his turn onto Highway 44.

Marion then pulled off on the north shoulder of the road, preparing to make a u-turn, the statement alleged.

At the same time, a 2013 Ford F-150 carrying three passengers was traveling westbound on Highway 36, just west of the Highway 44 turn off, traveling at about 55 mph.

According to the statement, Marion allegedly turned his Jeep into the lane directly in front of the Ford.

Without time to safely maneuver around the oncoming vehicle, the statement alleged, the front of the Ford and the left side of the Jeep collided, causing major damage to both vehicles.

Marion sustained moderate injuries.

The driver of the Ford, Armando Esquivel, 45, of Winnemucca, Nevada, sustained minor injuries. Ford passengers Olga Esquivel, 47, and a male minor sustained moderate injuries.

The cause of the collision is still under investigation.

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