A Fair Oaks man was arrested Friday on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter for allegedly killing a pedestrian while under the influence of drugs.
Gary Brian Wickey, 53, was booked into Sacramento County Jail on the manslaughter allegation, along with allegations of felony driving under the influence and being under the influence of a controlled substance. He is being held in lieu of $250,000 bail, said California Highway Patrol Officer Lizz Dutton. Wickey is a Fair Oaks resident, according to public records.
Wickey allegedly struck and killed Julie Newton, 55, of Elk Grove. Newton was walking with her father along Winding Way near Mont View Park about noon Wednesday when a car that CHP investigators say Wickey drove had veered across an oncoming traffic lane and hit Newton.
Newton later died at Mercy San Juan Medical Center in Carmichael
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A passenger was killed in a single-car crash early Saturday morning on Highway 1 just south of Devils Slide, an accident that sent two other riders to the hospital and the driver to jail.
After being treated, the vehicle\’s driver was taken to San Mateo County Jail to be booked on drunk driving and other charges, police said. The cause of the crash is being investigated and no names have been released.
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One passenger was killed and four others were hospitalized early Thursday after a driver lost control of a vehicle and crashed into a fence and then a utility pole in Santa Ana, authorities said.
The 1993 Honda Civic Hatchback, occupied by three males and two females, was traveling southbound “at a high rate of speed” in the 900 block of North Fairview Street about 1:15 a.m. when the collision occurred, according to a statement issued by the Santa Ana Police Department.
One of the adult passengers, a 23-year-old man, died as a result of the impact, police said. His name was not immediately released, pending notification of family.
Five ambulances were called to the scene, located about two miles from the Civic Center, and Santa Ana police initially activated a “mass-casualty alert,” officials said.
The driver, 20-year-old Ulises Mendoza of Santa Ana, and three other passengers were transported to trauma centers, authorities said.
Mendoza was treated for minor injuries and released to police, who arrested him and booked him into the Santa Ana jail. He was charged with gross vehicular manslaughter; felony driving under the influence (DUI) — under 21 causing injury or death; and DUI under age 21.
via 1 Dead, 4 Injured in Santa Ana Collision | KTLA 5.
A truck’s passenger—later identified as 52-year-old Silvestre Hernandez of Fallbrook—was killed and its driver injured Sunday when the vehicle went off the road and rolled down a hill in the community of Rainbow near the San Diego-Riverside county line, authorities said.
The overturned truck was reported off the 1400 block of Rice Canyon Road near Rancho Taza Road shortly after 7:30 a.m. Sunday, but it was unknown when the crash occurred, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The 1989 Toyota pickup truck, driven by Gregorio Ruiz, 46, of Rainbow, was headed north on Rice Canyon Road when it veered off the roadway, then “rolled down the dirt hill and rolled over onto its roof at the bottom of the embankment that borders the west roadway edge,” CHP Officer Jim Bettencourt said in a statement.
Medical personnel found Ruiz pinned in the wrecked truck, and the unrestrained passenger dead in the truck\’s cab, Bettencourt said.
read more here > Fallbrook Man Killed in Rainbow Accident; DUI Suspected – Police & Fire – Temecula, CA Patch.
A 41-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder and DUI Thursday, Nov. 15, after a head-on crash near Perris that killed the driver of the other car, authorities said.
Andre Elgin Williams, of Perris, was booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center in Riverside with no bail amount set, jail records show.
Williams was driving a 2004 Dodge Ram pickup north on Old Elsinore Road north of Michael Road around 1:15 p.m., with his son in a child safety seat behind him, when he veered over the double-yellow lines and collided with an oncoming 1997 GMC pickup, California Highway Patrol officials said in a news release. Williams was traveling about 50 mph at the time of the crash.
Cal Fire/Riverside County firefighters had to cut the driver of the GMC out of the wreckage. Williams’ truck caught fire in the crash, fire officials said.
The driver of the GMC, Jose Hernandez, 62, of Perris, died at the scene, coroner’s officials said.
via PERRIS: Driver arrested on suspicion of murder, DUI | Perris News | PE.com.
A Storey County Jail inmate was found dead in his cell in an apparent suicide early Wednesday morning, according to Sheriff Gerald Antinoro.
64-year-old John Ray Pruitt of Fresno County, California was arrested by the Storey County Sheriff’s Office Tuesday afternoon and booked into the jail around 4:30 p.m. on suspicion of driving under the influence.
Shortly after midnight Wednesday morning, a county correctional officer found the inmate, who appeared to have hanged himself in his cell, during an inmate welfare check. A previous check had been made approximately 16 minutes earlier.
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The man responsible for killing a woman who was a passenger in his vehicle has been released from the hospital and promptly arrested.
According to the Sacramento Police Department, Antonio Reddick was released from the hospital Saturday and booked into the Sacramento county jail for gross vehicular manslaughter, DUI and parole violation.
Reddick originally hit a vehicle at Madison and Date, leaving the scene at a high rate of speed.
When Reddick reached Norris Avenue and the Interstate 80 off-ramp, he ran a red light and collided with another car that was exiting the freeway.
There were three occupants in Reddick’s vehicle. A woman who was not wearing her seat belt was killed. She was later identified as 23-year-old Cherion Robinson of Sacramento. Reddick suffered a broken leg and a male passenger also suffered major injuries.
Since the accident, the rear male passenger, 32-year-old Gregory Hunt, succumbed to his injuries, bringing the total of deceased occupants of Reddick’s vehicle to two. Hunt died in the hospital over the weekend.
The occupant of the second vehicle suffered minor injuries.
via 2nd person dies – Man arrested from last week’s fatal collision – Celebrity Examiner.
An unidentified woman was killed Saturday morning when the car she was riding in went off the roadway in Napa County and struck a tree in an apparent drunken driving crash.
The driver of the car was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and vehicular manslaughter, the CHP said Sunday.
Bobby Recinos, 21, of Lower Lake was driving a 2006 Dodge Charger southbound on Highway 29 at Tucker Road just before 4 a.m., the CHP said.
Recinos failed to negotiate a sweeping curve and the car went onto a dirt shoulder, striking a tree, according to the CHP.
The Napa County coroner’s office has identified the woman who was killed as 30-year-old Gabriela Gomez of Saint Helena.
Recinos was booked into Napa County Jail on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
read more here > Woman killed in suspected DUI crash in Napa | The Press Democrat.
Two young women died and three other young women were badly injured, including the driver who is accused of intoxicated driving, in a solo-car crash early Sunday on the 110 Freeway, authorities said.
Passengers Blanca Belman Almanza, 23, and Ana Cuadra, 22, both of Los Angeles, died at the scene of the 1:30 a.m. collision on the northbound 110 Freeway, just south of Avenue 52, Los Angeles County Department of Coroner Lt. Cheryl MacWillie said.
A 22-year-old San Gabriel woman was at the wheel of a 2011 Nissan Sentra with four other young women as passengers when the crash occurred, she said.
Belman Almanza and Cuadra were pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics, Posada said. The driver and two other passengers, described as 23-year-old Los Angeles women, were hospitalized with major injuries.
The driver was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, Posada said. Her name was not available Sunday as she remained hospitalized.
via San Gabriel woman accused of DUI in crash that killed two passenger on 110 Freeway.
One construction worker was killed and another injured early Friday after they were struck by a suspected drunk driver while working on the side of Interstate Highway 680 in Milpitas, according to the California Highway Patrol.
CHP officer Ryan Fifield said investigators on the scene had determined that the driver, Adrian Valencia Sanchez, 20, had been drinking.
“It is now an active DUI investigation,” Fifield said. “There were limited field sobriety tests given at the scene.”
According to Fifield, a silver Nissan veered off the roadway at about 2:40 a.m., striking the two workers and their vehicle.
One of the workers was declared dead at the scene. He has been identified as Frankie Jimenez, 34, of Dixon.
No names have yet been released.
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A Jaguar driven by a suspected drunken driver veered into a Toyota on state Highway 121 in Sonoma County this evening, killing the passenger in the Jaguar and injuring the other three occupants of the two cars — including a 5-year-old girl, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The crash was reported shortly after 7 p.m. on the highway near Meadowlark Lane, just north of the Sonoma Raceway and the Viansa Winery, the CHP said.
The 97 Jaguar was driving south on the highway as the Toyota Corolla, driven by a 26-year-old Greenbrae man with a 5-year-old girl in the backseat, was driving north.
The Jaguar was passing other cars as it approached the Toyota and then lost control and veered into the path of the Toyota, the CHP said.
The Toyota hit the right front side of the Jaguar, killing that car\’s passenger, a 26-year-old man.
The 5-year-old girl who was riding in the Toyota was rushed to Children’s Hospital in Oakland with major injuries. The Toyota’s driver was taken by ground to Queen of the Valley Medical Center in Napa also with major injuries, the CHP said.
The Jaguar’s driver, identified as 25-year-old Damodar Chandradas, was airlifted by a CHP helicopter to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital with major injuries. Chandradas is suspected of driving under the influence during the crash, the CHP said.
via Sonoma: Suspected drunk driving crash leaves 1 dead, 3 injured including 5-year-old girl – San Jose Mercury News.
A 17-year-old boy died and his teenage friend was arrested on suspicion of manslaughter and drunken driving after a sport utility vehicle slammed into a tree in the Wiebel neighborhood over the weekend, police said.
Fremont resident Jason Park died following the early Sunday morning crash near the intersection of Durham Road and Paseo Padre Parkway, an Alameda County Coroner\’s Office spokeswoman said.
Park, who participated in an independent study program in the Fremont Unified School District, was the front-seat passenger in a newer model four-door silver Nissan Exterra that crashed about 1 a.m., said police spokeswoman Geneva Bosques.
Two other 17-year-old boys in the SUV, who attend Mission San Jose High School, suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries in the wreck, Bosques said.
The friends had just dropped off a fourth teenage boy in the Warm Springs Area and were traveling east on Durham Road near Paseo Padre Parkway when the SUV veered toward the shoulder, struck a large rock and sheared a tree. The SUV then spun and hit a second tree on the right hand shoulder of Durham Road.
Park, who wore his seat belt, was partly ejected from the SUV. Paramedics pronounced him dead at the scene.
read more here > Fremont teen dead, another arrested on suspicion of DUI, manslaughter after crash – San Jose Mercury News.
San Jose police arrested a 27-year-old woman early Monday morning on suspicion of drinking and driving after her friend, 26, was killed in front a home in Willow Glen.
A neighbor on Weibel Way called police just after 2:30 a.m. because they heard the accident and someone crying. A silver SUV was still at the scene – 1600 Hamilton Place – early Monday, it looked like it had backed into a garage.
One neighbor, James McGraw, told NBC Bay Area that he heard one woman saying, “Follow me, c’mon, c’mon.” He wasn’t sure if one woman was trying to help her friend back into the garage.
There were beer cans at the scene.
The 27-year-old was booked on charges of DUI and vehicular manslaughter. Neither woman was identified.
via SJPD: Fatal DUI in Willow Glen, Woman, 27, Arrested | NBC Bay Area.
Police in Menlo Park were investigating a double-fatal DUI crash Thursday night that left two people dead and one woman in custody, according to authorities.
Balbir Singh and Kamal Kaur, both in their 50s, were walking their dog on Chilco Street west of Constitution at around 6:54 p.m. when a car struck and killed them.
The car then went over the center divide, hit another car carrying four people before crashing into a tree.
None of the four people in the other car were injured. The dog that the couple was walking was also unharmed.
The driver of the car at the center of the accident was determined to be under the influence and was arrested. The woman was identified as 54-year-old Marjorie Reitzell of Redwood City.
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The 77-year-old man who died in a University City crash has been identified, authorities said Thursday.
The fatal crash happened at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at La Jolla Village Drive and Genesee Avenue.
Police said George Matteson of Pacific Beach was in a Volkswagen Golf when Soranun Booppanon, 39, allegedly ran a red light at the intersection.
Booppanon’s Toyota Prius rammed into an Audi sedan and Matteson\’s vehicle, then hit a Nissan truck before all four vehicles skidded to a halt across the traffic lanes.
Matteson died at the scene of the pileup despite medics’ attempts to resuscitate him. His female passenger suffered serious injuries. Booppanon and the motorist in the Audi sustained minor injuries, SDPD Officer Frank Cali said. The driver of the pickup was unhurt.
Booppanon was arrested on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter and driving while intoxicated, Lt. Kevin Mayer said. Investigators believe that Booppanon, a Rancho Penasquitos resident, was under the influence of some type of drug at the time of the crash, according to Mayer.
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