Darren Keith Westby Pronounced Dead following Multi-Vehicle Crash on Highway 14 [Inyokern, CA]

Darren Keith Westby Pronounced Dead following Multi-Vehicle Crash on Highway 14 [Inyokern, CA]

Darren Keith Westby Killed in Multi-Vehicle Crash on Highway 14 [Inyokern, CA]
Darren Keith Westby Pronounced Dead following Multi-Vehicle Crash on Highway 14 [Inyokern, CA]

Las Vegas Man Dead in Three-Vehicle Collision Near Inyokern

INYOKERN, CA (December 27, 2023) – Wednesday evening, a multi-traffic collision on Highway 14 took the life of Darren Keith Westby.

The fatal collision happened around 8:21 p.m. along SR-14 mile marker 47 near Inyokern. 

According to CHP, a northbound 2016 Ford F-250 veered into the solid yellow lines and hit a 2016 Kenworth truck. Police said the truck was pulling a 2016-enclosed Wabash trailer. 

Following the first crash, the Ford also collided with a 2023 Mazda CX-50 traveling southbound behind the Kenworth. 

Unfortunately, the 29-year-old Mazda driver – Darren Keith Westby of Las Vegas, NV – died at the scene. Westby’s passenger, 30-year-old Jocelyn Brown of Tarzana, sustained major injuries. 

Paramedics rushed Brown and the 52-year-old Ford driver, Eligio Gonzalez, to Antelope Valley Hospital for treatment. 

In the end, the CHP closed Highway 14 in both directions as crews cleared the scene.


Our warm and sincerest sympathies go out to the friends and family of Darren Keith Westby. May the loving memories of your loved one and the love of your family give you strength in the days ahead.


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