The Jeep crossed over the solid double yellow line and side swiped the Mercedes before colliding head-on with the Lincoln, causing the Jeep to overturn. The Mercedes went off the road and hit a perimeter fence. Emergency personnel declared the Jeep driver dead at the scene. The occupants of the Lincoln were trapped in the vehicle and had to be extricated by Sutter County Fire, Meridian Fire, and Yuba City Fire personnel.
The Lincoln driver was taken to Adventist Health/Rideout Hospital in Marysville where she later passed away due to her injuries, while the passenger was transported to University of California, Davis Medical Center. The Mercedes driver suffered minor injuries.
The stretch of Highway 20 between Acacia Avenue and Southridge Boulevard was closed for two hours to investigate the crash. Traffic was diverted using Acacia Avenue, Southridge Boulevard, and South Butte Road. The Sutter County Coroner’s Office will release the names of the deceased after the families have been notified.
While drugs or alcohol are not believed to be a factor in the crash, it is important to note that accidents like these can happen due to a number of reasons, including driver negligence or recklessness. As an experienced personal injury lawyer with over 50 years of experience dealing with all kinds of accidents, including fatal accidents, the Scranton Law Firm has recovered more than $500,000,000 for injured clients.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a similar accident, please don’t hesitate to contact us for a free consultation. We understand the emotional and physical toll these accidents can take on victims and their families, and we are here to help you navigate the legal process and fight for the compensation you deserve.