‘Barber Jon’ hurt in head-on wreck

Barber Jon
Barber Jon

A head-on collision left one man dead in El Dorado Hills on Dec. 7.

Gerald Clifton, 68, was driving a 2010 Buick Lucerne northbound on El Dorado Hills Boulevard north of Crown Drive at 7:20 a.m. when, for an unknown reason, he drifted over the double yellow lines into the southbound lane, a California Highway Patrol press release stated.

The front of his car struck the front of a 2011 Honda Pilot driven by Jon Rivera, 49, better known as “Barber Jon” of World Famous Barber Jon’s on Green Valley Road.

Clifton sustained fatal injuries from the collision. Rivera sustained moderate injuries — according to his Facebook, three broken ribs and a cracked sternum.

“I just wanted to say I’m happy to be alive!” Barber Jon wrote on his barbershop’s page on Dec. 14. “I’m overwhelmed with love and gratitude for family, friends and well-wishers.

“This week has been emotional and painful for me,” he continued. “My family has been by my side, along with visits from my friends. My deep condolences for Gerald and his family.”

The cause of the collision is still under investigation.

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