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Winters Collision Kills One

Woman Dies in Winters Collision

A woman tragically lost her life as the result of a Winters collision that took place on Saturday, February 22, 2020. The woman was identified by county authorities as Sarah Muller, a 39-year-old woman from the small community of Arbuckle. According to the Winters Police Department (WPD), the accident involved one vehicle as well as an alleged DUI driver. The driver also reportedly suffered injuries during the accident and is currently in custody of the Yolo County Jail.

Crash Details

The crash happened at around 9:29 p.m. on Railroad Avenue to the north of the intersection located at Niemann Street in the downtown area of Winters. WPD indicated that a white GMC Yukon Denali had been driving on Railroad when it traveled off the road and collided with a nearby tree. Pictures of the collision site show extreme damage to the front passenger side of the vehicle.

After receiving phone calls reporting the accident, WPD immediately dispatched a response team. When responders arrived, they found that both the driver and passenger of the SUV were injured during the collision. The passenger, Sarah Muller, was sadly pronounced deceased on-site. The driver was arrested before being transported to the Kaiser Hospital in Vacaville, where he was given medical care.


WPD is working with both the Davis Police Department Major Accident Investigation Team and the Vacaville Police Department traffic division in order to investigate this collision. Accident witnesses or individuals with information about the crash have been asked to get in touch with WPD officer Detective David Gonzalez by calling (530) 795-2261.

Winters Auto Accidents

Winters is a fairly small town and, according to statistics reported by local traffic authorities, only 87 traumatic collisions took place between 2008 and 2019. Out of these crashes, only one involved a fatal injury, making this the second fatal auto accident within Winters city limits on record in more than a decade.

Calling an Attorney

After losing somebody you love, it is often very hard to cope with your grief. The grieving process takes time, energy, and support from the people in your family, friend group, and community. Many people feel overwhelmed and incapable of dealing with their daily lives, which can lead them to delay reaching out for help with recovering the damages that they deserve for their losses.

However, negligent parties, including vehicle manufacturers, reckless drivers, government entities, and others, are typically quick to start building a legal defense and having a lawyer on your side early on is often a critical part of obtaining the compensation you deserve for your financial and personal losses. To learn more about the damages available through wrongful death claims, take a look at the following, informative video produced by my law firm:

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