On April 6, 2019, at
approximately 4:26 PM, Sgt. Steve Licon, I.D. 13348, from the CHP
Riverside Area office, was on a traffic stop behind a Chrysler
sedan, southbound on I-15, north of Nichols Road. A gray Toyota
Corolla was traveling on the right shoulder of southbound I-15
and collided into the CHP motorcycle, Sergeant Licon, and the
Chrysler. Sergeant Licon suffered major injuries and was
transported to Inland Valley Medical Center in Riverside, where
he later succumbed to his injuries. The driver, who was the solo
occupant in the Toyota, suffered minor injuries, and the four
occupants of the Chrysler sedan were uninjured. The driver of the
Toyota was arrested for multiple charges, including suspicion of
driving under the influence.
A very large tortoise was spotted on the run on Sunday night in
Santa Ynez, but before it could make a getaway (or get hurt),
California Highway Patrol and a local rescue found its owners and
delivered it safely home.
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