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Dixon Area Highway Crash Kills One, Injures Two

On Thursday, January 23, 2020, two people suffered injuries, and one person passed away due to a Dixon area highway crash. The crash involved two cars and happened in a rural area south of the city of Dixon. Solano County authorities are currently withholding the identity of the decedent. According to reports, both injured parties suffered major trauma. California Highway Patrol (CHP) identified them as a 55-year-old Vacaville woman and a 24-year-old Fairfield man. The collision remains under CHP investigation.

One Driver Is Dead and Five People Are Injured in Head-On Collision

A head-on collision along Eagles Nest Road in Sacramento County resulted in one fatality and injuries to five people on January 22. According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), the accident occurred around 7:30 in the morning. It happened between Jackson and Kiefer roads when one vehicle attempted to pass another and collided head-on with a car carrying five students. Authorities reported that the woman veered from the northbound lane she was traveling in and into the southbound lane. It is unknown whether the woman suffered a medical emergency before the crash.

Rancho Cordova Accident on Folsom Boulevard

A January 17 collision in Rancho Cordova caused a major injury to one person. The accident was reported as occurring at about 6:20 in the evening at Folsom Boulevard and Hazel Avenue by the California Highway Patrol (CHP). Officers with the CHP say that it appears as if one of the motorists ran a red light, which led to the collision. Eastbound traffic was shut down along Folsom Boulevard from Rudy’s Hideaway while the accident was cleared. 

Galt Accident Results in Serious Injury on Off-Ramp

A serious injury occurred in Galt on January 18 when a driver collided with a utility pole at around 4:32 in the morning. The accident happened on the Simmerhorn Road entrance ramp off northbound State Route 99, according to the traffic report by the California Highway Patrol (CHP). Police reported that the collision caused the engine of the Toyota Camry the driver was in to separate from the vehicle. The engine ended up in the slow lane. A tow truck was called to remove the vehicle. It was reported that the utility pole sustained minor damage. Emergency responders transported the patient to a nearby hospital to its trauma unit for further evaluation and treatment for a serious injury. The CHP is investigating the accident to determine how it happened.

Pedestrian Injured on Valley Hi Drive in Sacramento

A pedestrian is in critical condition after being struck by a vehicle on Valley Hi Drive in Sacramento on January 19. According to the report by the Sacramento Police Department, the accident happened close to Franklin Boulevard at about 5:30 p.m. Emergency responders with the Sacramento Fire Department transported the pedestrian, described as an adult male, to a nearby hospital. The driver that struck the walking man stayed at the accident site and was cooperating with police officers conducting the investigation. Police reported that drunk driving did not appear to be involved in the collision.

Cyclist Killed in Manteca Hit and Run Accident

A cyclist was killed after a hit and run accident in Manteca, CA on the night of January 5, 2020. The bicycle accident occurred around 11:15 p.m. along the 1100 block of South Main Street. Officers from the Manteca Police Department were called to the scene of the crash. Upon their arrival, the driver involved in the collision reportedly fled the scene, and Good Samaritans removed the injured cyclist from the road.  Authorities rendered first aid and life-saving measures on the injured cyclist. Sadly, he succumbed to his injuries at the scene. The San Joaquin County Coroner’s Office has identified the decedent as Andrew Martinez, 31, of Manteca. The driver responsible for the hit and run was later tracked down by police and booked into the San Joaquin County Jail on charges of felony DUI, felony hit and run, and vehicular manslaughter. A GoFundMe page has been created on behalf of Mr. Martinez’s family to help cover his funeral expenses.

Five People Injured in South Sacramento Accident

An intersection accident in South Sacramento on December 24, 2019, caused injury to five people. According to a Sacramento Fire Department spokesperson, the crash occurred at the crossroads of Franklin Boulevard and 25th Avenue. Rescue personnel with the fire department arrived on the scene to assess the injuries, which were described later as minor. Traffic along Franklin Boulevard was backed up due to the intersection accident as the area was cleared, and an investigation into how the crash happened and who was at fault proceeded. 

Fatal Head-On Collision near Brentwood

A woman was killed during the early morning hours of December 21, 2019, after a fatal head-on accident near Brentwood, CA. The woman had been driving her 2019 Nissan sedan northbound on Vasco Road, just south of Camino Diablo, when she was involved in a head-on collision with a southbound 2007 Acura SUV around 3:00 a.m. The driver of the SUV, identified as a 34-year-old East Palo Alto woman, was injured and had to be transferred to the John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek for evaluation and treatment. Sadly, the driver of the Nissan passed away at the scene. Officials have identified the decedent as 44-year-old Tina Ha of Discovery Bay.

Fatal Triple Vehicle Crash Near Redding

On Saturday, December 21, 2019, a triple vehicle crash near Redding cost one person their life. The accident happened in the late morning on Highway 44 and left two additional individuals with injuries requiring hospital care. The identity of the decedent is being withheld by Shasta County Sheriff’s Department officials while they are in the process of notifying the person’s family. According to reports, the accident is under an active California Highway Patrol (CHP) investigation.

Man Killed in Ceres Head-On Collision

A man was killed, and a woman was injured in a head-on collision between Keyes and Ceres, CA on the morning of December 22, 2019. The car accident occurred around 7:20 a.m. on Faith Home Road near Service Road. A Honda and a Chevrolet collided head-on in the area, according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP). The Chevrolet driver suffered minor injuries, while the Honda driver was transported to the hospital for treatment of unspecified injuries. Sadly, the driver of the Honda was later pronounced deceased during hospitalization. Officials have identified the decedent as 50-year-old Greg McAbee of Ceres. A GoFundMe page has been established by the family of Mr. McAbee to help cover his funeral expenses.