• Man Arrested in Crash That Killed CHP Officer Was Driving Distracted: DA

    The California Highway Patrol and the Solano County District Attorney’s Office Wednesday arrested and charged the Chevrolet pickup truck driver who struck and killed CHP Officer Kirk Griess and a Saturn SUV driver on westbound Interstate 80 in Fairfield on Friday. Sean Matthew Walker, 36, of Rocklin has been charged with two counts of gross […]

  • Drunken Driver Who Caused Coachella Teen’s Death Sentenced

    A drunken driver who triggered a multi-car crash in Indio that resulted in the death of a 14-year-old boy and injuries to more than a dozen others was sentenced Wednesday to more than 30 years to life in state prison. Juan Gomez, 50, of Indio, pleaded guilty last week to gross vehicular manslaughter and DUI […]

  • Coroner Identifies Five Killed in Santa Ana Plane Crash

    The Orange County coroner has released the names of the five people killed when a twin-engine aircraft crashed in a Santa Ana parking lot. One of the victims was identified Sunday by her family as 29-year-old Nasim Ghanadan, a Bay Area Realtor. The others were Scott Shepherd, 53; Lara Shepherd, 42; and Floria Hakami, 62 — […]

  • Coroner Releases Name of Pedestrian Struck by Suspected Drunken Driver

    Authorities Tuesday released the name of a 58- year-old pedestrian who was fatally struck by a suspected drunken driver in Desert Hot Springs on July 20. Beth O’Hara died at the scene of the collision, which occurred just after 8 p.m. as she was crossing Palm Drive, south of Buena Vista Avenue, according to the […]

  • Woman Killed, Man and Two Children Injured in Desert Center Rollover Crash

    Authorities Monday were investigating what led a Toyota Prius to veer off Interstate 10 in Desert Center and overturn, killing the driver and injuring three of her passengers. The crash was reported just before 11 a.m. Sunday on eastbound Interstate 10 west of Desert Center, according to California Highway Patrol Officer Jackie Quintero. The 2003 […]

  • Man Who Died in Weekend Crash in Desert Center Identified

    Authorities Monday released the name of a Mexican citizen who was killed in a crash when the big rig he was riding in tumbled down an embankment off Interstate 10 in Desert Center. Jose Antonio Gutierrez-Avila, 67, of Ciudad Juarez, was ejected from the truck and died at the scene of the 11:05 p.m. Friday […]

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