Fatal Solano Crash

Fatal Solano Crash

I’m Ed Smith, a Dixon injury lawyer. On Wednesday, October 18, 2017, a multiple vehicle accident north of Dixon injured three individuals and left one more with fatal injuries.

Accident Information

California Highway Patrol (CHP) issued a statement regarding the incident, indicating that the accident took place at around 4:15 in the afternoon on Putah Creek Road west of the intersection of Stevenson Bridge Road near the northern edge of Solano County. The collision reportedly took place between two vehicles, a black Ford F150, and a Nissan Sentra.

CHP Officer Dave Harvey reported that the Nissan had been driving at a high speed on Putah Creek Road as the Ford drove ahead of the Nissan, also at a high rate of speed. CHP was able to determine that the righthand front side of the Nissan crashed into the rear end of the Ford. As a result of the impact, the Ford spun off of the roadway and collided with a nearby tree.

The Nissan reportedly continued westbound after the impact, overturning and rolling over an unknown number of times. A female passenger riding in the passenger seat of the Nissan had reportedly not been wearing a seatbelt and was ejected through the window of the vehicle as it overturned.

Response and Injuries

After receiving a report indicating that multiple individuals had been badly injured during the collision, CHP sent emergency responders to the site of the crash. Upon arrival, responders discovered that the woman ejected from the Nissan had received major injuries and the driver of the Nissan received moderate injuries.

Responders found that the driver of the Ford had suffered fatal injuries and pronounced him dead at the scene. The passenger of the Ford was found with major injuries as well. All of the injured individuals were immediately rushed by ambulance to the Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Vacaville for emergency treatment.

Our deepest condolences go out to the family and friends of the deceased driver, and we wish all those injured a quick recovery.

Road Closure

Putah Creek Lane and Putah Creek Road were both closed to traffic in both westbound and eastbound directions while responders and work crews removed injured persons and wreckage from the accident site.


CHP is currently investigating the collision in order to determine what caused the Nissan to strike the Ford. Officers have reported that they have not yet been able to determine if the accident involved DUI as a factor.

Call to Action

Officer Harvey said that individuals who believe they may have information that could assist in the investigation of this case should call CHP’s non-emergency number, 800-TELL-CHP and report what they know. Harvey noted that information obtained regarding the incident would be greatly appreciated.

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