Improperly Secured Load Causes Fatality
A tragic car accident claimed the life of 58-year-old John Paul Hamon of Weldon, California. The fatal accident happened when Michael Rapport, 63, was traveling on the highway 178 in Kern County, when one of several two-by-four boards fell from the top of his truck, striking and penetrating the driver’s side windshield of Hamon’s Ford Explorer. Hamon sustained critical injuries to the head and died almost instantly. His SUV rolled off the road for almost one thousand feet. Rapport is facing an investigation and could be charged. Hamon’s passenger, 67-year-old Leta Johnson, was taken to a hospital nearby with moderate injuries.
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