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Crash Kills Orangevale Man

Crash Involving Tree Kills Orangevale Man

Orangevale Man Killed in Car Accident

It appears that alcohol played a role in a fatal crash involving an Orangevale man and a large tree.

A 58-year-old man from Orangevale passed away on February 12, 2016. The sport-utility-vehicle he was driving lost control and hit a tree along Winding Oak Drive in Fair Oaks. The California Highway Patrol indicated the man was behind the wheel of a 2012 Nissan Xterra.

What Happened?

He was headed south on Winding Oak Drive and Windsock Avenue at about 8:40 a.m. when he spun out of control. His car left the road on a curve. The car hit several garbage containers and struck a transformer box. It went on to hit a number of landscape rocks. This caused the SUV to roll and for a moment go airborne. The SUV went up a little hill and into a tree. The car also hit the northeast portion of a home before ending up vertically onto the tree in a private yard. Investigators think the tree may have been what stopped the SUV from crashing into the residence causing further injury or fatalities. Fire crews had to extricate the driver from the SUV by using a ladder to cut the roof of the vehicle open. CHP investigators believe alcohol to be a contributing factor in this tragic solo crash.  Sadly, the man from Orangevale was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Source: Crash Kills Orangevale Man – Sacramento Bee
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