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Plane Crash Near South Lake Tahoe Injures One, Kills Another

On Tuesday, July 7, 2020, a small plane crash near South Lake Tahoe left one person with deadly injuries. The decedent has not yet been identified by local officials pending family notification. In addition to the decedent, one other person was seriously injured during the incident. Updates on their condition have not been reported, and the accident remains under investigation at this time.

Man Identified Following Fatal Shasta Lake Boating Accident

On Saturday, July 4, 2020, one person sadly lost his life in a Shasta Lake boating accident. The accident occurred in the morning and, according to officials from the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO), four people were on the boat at the time of the incident. The decedent was identified by officials two days later as Floyd Warne Larkins, a 65-year-old resident of Cottonwood. The cause of the boating accident remains under investigation.

San Francisco Resident Killed During Berryessa Motorcycle Collision

On Saturday, July 4, 2020, a San Francisco resident passed away during a collision that took place in Napa County. The decedent has since been identified by sheriff’s department officials as a 25-year-old man. California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported that the collision only involved one vehicle, a motorcycle, and happened on a rural road near Lake Berryessa. An investigation into the cause of the crash is ongoing.

Two Killed During Head-On Crash in Sutter County

On Sunday, July 5, 2020, two people lost their lives during a head-on crash in Sutter County. California Highway Patrol (CHP) has stated that the accident involved two vehicles and happened late at night on Highway 99 near Pleasant Grove. Sutter County Sheriff’s Office officials have not yet reported the identity of the two decedents.

Vallejo Man Tragically Dies During Car Accident

On Sunday, July 5, 2020, one person tragically passed away as the result of a car accident in Vallejo. The decedent has since been identified by Solano County authorities as a 29-year-old Vallejo man. However, his name is still being withheld until his family is notified. The crash happened in the early morning on Highway Interstate 80 and involved only one vehicle. Additionally, the cause of the accident is still under California Highway Patrol (CHP) investigation.

Susanville Corrections Officer Dies in Shasta County Solo-Vehicle Accident

A Northern California man lost his life after being injured during a Shasta County solo-vehicle accident that occurred on Thursday, June 25, 2020. The decedent has since been identified as Richard Bianchi, a 53-year-old Correctional Officer at the High Desert State Prison in Susanville. Governor Gavin Newsom released a statement mourning the officer’s death on Sunday, June 28, offering his “deepest condolences” to Bianchi’s loved ones. Additionally, the cause of the accident is reportedly still being investigated by the Shasta area California Highway Patrol (CHP).

Rancho Tehama Man Dies During Red Bluff Area Car Crash

One person sadly lost his life in a Red Bluff area car crash that happened on Wednesday, June 24, 2020. The Tehama County Sheriff’s Office is currently withholding the decedent’s identity but did state that he was a 24-year-old resident of the small town of Rancho Tehama. Additionally, one other person suffered serious injuries during the accident. The injured party was identified only as a 21-year-old resident of Glendale, Arizona.

Accident on Highway 299 Causes Deadly Trauma

On Thursday, June 25, 2020, California Highway Patrol (CHP) indicated that one person was killed during an auto accident on Highway 299. The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office has stated that they are withholding the decedent’s identity until his family receives a proper notification.

Woman Killed After Hit and Run Accident in Stockton

A woman was killed after a hit and run accident in the Stockton area on the early morning of Monday, June 22, 2020. The pedestrian accident occurred shortly after 1:00 a.m. near Harrison Street and Martin Luther King Boulevard. The Stockton Police Department (Stockton PD) said a pedestrian was walking in the area when she was hit by an unidentified vehicle. By the time authorities arrived at the scene, the driver of the car had fled the scene. Sadly, the woman passed away at the scene. Officials have identified her as 40-year-old Jessica Rivera of Stockton.

Wheatland Car Accident Causes Fatal Trauma

Yuba-Sutter California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported that a Wheatland car accident left at least one individual with deadly injuries on Sunday, June 21, 2020. According to police reports, the crash happened in the late morning on Highway 65. County officials are still withholding the decedent’s identity and the cause of this accident remains under investigation.

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