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Apr 29, 2010 6:45 PM by Monica Quintero

Two deadly accidents in one week along Highway 154

Two deadly accidents along Highway 154 in just one week. The latest happened around midnight on Highway 154 near Windy Gap. CHP said the driver, 38-year-old Bert Berrara of Malibu, tried to avoid rocks in the roadway. At that point, Berrara lost control of the vehicle and ran off the edge of the roadway hitting a large rock hidden in some brush.

The vehicle then collided with a hillside and ended up back on the roadway landing on the vehicle's roof. The roof's vehicle was crushed and as a result, CHP said caused the death of the 45-year-old passenger. The victim has not been identified yet. We do know the victim is a 45-year-old male from Malibu.

You may recall, another fatal accident happened along that stretch of highway last week.

Investigators identified the victim on Wednesday as 58-year-old Nancy Gonnoud. Gonnoud was killed in a crash on Highway 154 last Thursday.

She lost control and collided into the back wheel of a big rig truck. She had to be pulled from the car and later died at the hospital. KSBY News Reporter Monica Quintero will have reaction from local drivers on KSBY News tonight at 6:00.

She will also be talking with Caltrans about what it does to maintain the roads and if debris is a problem along Highway 154.

In addition, the California Highway Patrol will be releasing statistics on accidents in the area.


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