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Weekend Sees Three Fatal El Dorado County Car Accidents

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) says that they are investigating three separate fatal car accidents that took place in El Dorado County over the weekend of Friday, February 1 to Saturday, February 2, 2019. The first took place on Friday night, the second on Saturday morning and the third happened after 9:00 p.m. on Saturday. Out of the three fatally injured individuals, only one has been identified by officials. This woman was identified as Kaitlyn Smart, a 21-year-old resident of Santa Cruz. More information about the other decedents will be released after their families are notified. My condolences are extended to Ms. Smart’s loved ones as well as the family and friends of the other two individuals.

One Killed in Rollover Crash Near Placerville

One person was left with fatal trauma after a local car accident that happened on the night of Saturday, February 2, 2018. California Highway Patrol (CHP) officers say that the car accident involved one vehicle. Reports stated that one other person suffered serious trauma during the crash. The identity of the fatally injured person has not been reported by officials of El Dorado County. The seriously injured woman was identified as a 36-year-old resident of Woodland. My deep sympathy and my support are sent to the family and friends of the man who tragically lost his life during this crash.

Napa Pedestrian Identified After Fatal Crash

On Friday, February 1, 2019, Napa County officials reported the identity of a man who lost his life in a local vehicle/pedestrian accident. The man was identified as Brian Sean Greggi, a 51-year-old resident of Napa. The crash took place on the northern end of Napa City on Wednesday, January 30, 2019. Officials have stated that this collision remains under investigation by Napa Police Department (NPD) who are trying to determine what factors caused the fatal incident. I would like to extend my sincere sympathies to Mr. Greggi’s loved ones as they are grieving the loss of their friend and family member.

Common Fatal Car Accident Factors

Many people think it is unlikely that they will be involved in a serious car accident. While it is true that the chances are low that you will be involved in a crash on any given commute or trip to a grocery store, auto accidents happen frequently and without warning. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that more than 3,000 traffic fatalities take place in California every year. In the city of Paradise alone, there have been more than 30 auto accident deaths over the past ten years. While accidents can’t always be avoided, drivers should be aware of some of the accident factors that commonly cause fatal collisions.

Man Fatally Struck On Napa Highway

Napa Police Department (NPD) reported a serious car accident on the night of Wednesday, January 30, 2019. The accident left one person with fatal injuries. The fatally injured man was a pedestrian trying to cross a local highway. The pedestrian has not yet been identified by Napa County officials who will release his identity once his family has been notified. California Highway Patrol (CHP) says that they are conducting an investigation into factors that were possibly involved in the fatal accident. I would like to send out my condolences to the family members and friends of the deceased as they are mourning their tragic loss.

Elk Grove Pedestrian Death Following Truck Accident

An Elk Grove pedestrian death occurred after the walker was struck by a truck at around 6:00 in the morning on January 29. The accident happened along Elk Grove Florin Road northbound. I want to extend my prayers and sympathy to the friends and family of the deceased in their time of loss.

Oroville Highway Crash Kills Two

Police from Oroville area California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported that a fatal accident happened on a local highway on Wednesday, January 30, 2019. Police say that the crash happened south of Oroville and left at least two individuals with injuries that cost them their lives. The identities of the fatally injured persons have not been reported by officials. CHP says that their investigators are still looking into possible causes of this accident. I would like to send my condolences to the grieving families and friends of the people who tragically lost their lives in this accident.

Eureka Man Identified Following Crash

On Thursday, January 24, 2019, Humboldt County officials reported the identity of a man who lost his life in a local car accident. The man was identified as Aaron Wade Kangas, a 56-year-old man from Eureka. The accident happened on the morning of January 22, 2019. Police say the crash involved multiple vehicles and a pedestrian. The most recent reports state that the California Highway Patrol (CHP) is still investigating this tragic crash in order to find out what may have caused it. My condolences are extended to those who are mourning the loss of their friend and family member.

One Killed in Rural Oroville Area Collision

Oroville area California Highway Patrol (CHP) stated that a major area car accident happened on Saturday, January 26, 2019. The auto accident happened during the night and involved only one vehicle. The collision left one person with major injuries and another with trauma that cost him his life. The identity of the fatally injured vehicle passenger has not been reported by county officials. CHP says that they have a team of investigators looking into what may have caused this accident. My condolences are sent to those who have lost someone they care about because of this terrible car accident.