Sanger Man Killed After Fresno County DUI Accident

A Sanger man was killed, and a woman was arrested on DUI charges after a pedestrian accident in Fresno County on the night of February 21, 2020. The incident occurred around 9:30 p.m. at Academy Avenue and 8th Street in Sanger. A man was in a crosswalk at the intersection when he was struck by an oncoming vehicle driven by a 44-year-old woman, the Sanger Police Department reported. Emergency crews responding to the scene transported the injured man, 71-year-old David Pinedo of Sanger, to an area hospital for treatment. Sadly, Mr. Pinedo succumbed to his injuries during hospitalization. The driver stayed at the scene and was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence. It is unknown whether she will face additional charges for the fatal auto-pedestrian accident.

Truck Rolls Down Embankment Toward Gas Station 

A big rig accident occurred in Stockton on February 25 after the truck struck a car stopped on Interstate 5. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported that the accident happened along Interstate 5 close to the on-ramp for Fremont Street around 1:00 in the morning. The big rig, belonging to Oak Harbor Freight, slammed into that stopped vehicle, after which the driver lost control, causing the 18-wheeler to go off the road onto an embankment. It rolled down the embankment from the Fremont Street on-ramp and almost reached the parking lot at the Arco gasoline station on Fremont. 

Pedestrian Killed After Modesto DUI Accident

A pedestrian was killed after a recent DUI accident in Modesto, CA. The auto-pedestrian accident occurred at Ensenada Drive and Coffee Road shortly before 9:30 p.m. According to a Modesto Police Department spokesperson, a man was walking in the area when he was hit by an oncoming vehicle described as a 2015 Nissan Sentra sedan. First responders were called to the scene to assist the injured pedestrian, 36-year-old Psyoth Sao. Sadly, their efforts were unsuccessful as Mr. Sao succumbed to his injuries at the scene. The driver of the Nissan, identified as a Riverbank man, remained at the scene and cooperated with investigators. He was later arrested for reportedly driving under the influence. Additional details regarding the collision were not immediately available.

The Town of Dixon

The town of Dixon, California is situated approximately 23 miles outside of Sacramento.  It was founded during the Gold Rush and has a rich agricultural history.  The entire town was almost completely wiped out on November 19, 1883, when a terrible fire engulfed the Centennial Hotel. Strong winds of  50 to 60 mph caused the fire to spread rapidly, gutting businesses and homes. Most of the businesses in town, including six churches, were burned to the ground within a few hours.

Minor Killed After Being Served Alcoholic Beverage 

A tragic early morning traffic fatality closed major streets in Folsom recently when the driver lost control of her vehicle. According to police, the car overturned before it hit a tree. A witness to the accident who called the police said that he was unable to reach the vehicle. 

Lake County Crash Kills Two, Injures One

On Thursday, February 20, 2020, officials released the name of the second person who tragically lost her life in a Lake County crash six days earlier. The first decedent was identified as Richard Joseph Adams, a 69-year-old man from Clearlake Oaks. The other decedent has been identified as Ronda Gullickson, a 59-year-old Clearlake Oaks. In addition to the two decedents, one other person, a 33-year-old man from Woodland, suffered severe injuries during the crash.

Watt Avenue Site of Traffic Crash in South Sacramento

A traffic crash involving three vehicles in South Sacramento clogged major roads in the early morning hours of February 21, 2020. The accident occurred on South Watt Avenue in the area between Elder Creek and Fruitridge roads. The crash, according to the Sacramento Police Department, involved three vehicles: a big rig and two passenger cars. Even though tow trucks were called to the scene, one lane of South Watt Avenue remained closed two hours after the crash. An investigation into the cause of the accident is underway. At this juncture, it is uncertain whether drugs or alcohol were involved. 

Fatal Pittsburg Pedestrian Crash

On Wednesday, February 19, 2020, Contra Costa County authorities released the identity of a man who tragically passed away after suffering injuries in a Pittsburg pedestrian crash. The decedent was identified as Charles Guerrero IV, a 33-year-old resident of Denver, Colorado. The crash took place a few days earlier on Sunday, February 16, 2020, and happened on a local highway off-ramp in the very early morning. According to reports, no other individuals were injured during the accident. Additionally, California Highway Patrol (CHP), has this accident under investigation.

Crash on Highway 50 Near 59th Street Sends One Person to the Hospital

A motor vehicle crash on westbound Highway 50 in Sacramento snarled traffic and sent one person to the hospital on February 20. The incident happened between 59th Street and Stockton Boulevard at about 12:00 in the afternoon. The Sacramento Fire Department was called in to extricate one person from a severely damaged car. The motor vehicle crash involved a big rig and a passenger car. The injured person was transported to a local hospital for treatment and further evaluation. At the time of this report, the accident is under investigation by the California Highway Patrol (CHP). It took some time for traffic to return to normal in the area.