Coroner’s officials Saturday released the names of the two motorists who were killed in a head-on crash in Malibu that also left a passenger and a bicyclist injured.
The motorists were identified as Rick Artes of La Habra, 60, and Mike Hollinrake, 48, who was homeless, said Lt. Dave Smith of the Los Angeles County coroner’s office.
Paramedics sent to Pacific Coast Highway at Trancas Canyon Road at 12:07 p.m. Friday pronounced the two men dead at the scene, according to Sgt. Shawn Ruda of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Malibu-Lost Hills Station.
A passenger in the pickup truck was injured and airlifted to a hospital. That person was in stable condition, the sheriff’s department reported.
A bicyclist who was struck by a wheel from the pickup was also taken to a hospital for treatment of injuries described as minor, according to the sheriff’s department.
“Preliminary investigation at the scene indicates the driver of the gray Mercury minivan was traveling westbound on Pacific Coast Highway at a high rate of speed and attempted to pass another vehicle,” Deputy Dangelo Robinson of the Sheriff’s Information Bureau said.
“In doing so, the driver lost control of the minivan and crossed over the center divider colliding head-on with the red Dodge Ram truck.”