Faith Samuel, Monte Nunn Killed in Crash on River Road, Sacramento County

 Faith Samuel, Monte Nunn Killed in Crash on River Road, Sacramento County

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Feb. 10, 2023) – Faith Samuel, 18, and Monte Nunn, 29, are among five killed Thursday in a solo crash on River Road near the Freeport Bridge.

The solo-vehicle collision occurred about 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 9th, roughly a mile south of the bridge, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The driver of the vehicle, Cameron Garcia, 28, of Sacramento, was later arrested on DUI and manslaughter charges after the Sacramento County crash.

Solo Crash on River Road Near Freeport Bridge

Faith Samuel and Monte Nunn were riding as passengers in a 2007 Cadillac Escalade SUV driven by Cameron Garcia. Other passengers in the SUV who died in the crash were Izabelle Larae Salaz-Stephens, 19, of Sacramento, Aahliya Maria Garcia, 17, and a 16-year-old Sacramento boy identified as Curvontay Swygert.

For unknown reasons, the vehicle veered off the roadway and slammed into a tree, the CHP said. All five passengers died at the scene, according to police and the Sacramento County Sheriff Coroner.

Cameron Garcia was the sole survivor and suffered moderate injuries.

Suspected DUI Driver Carjacks Car and Flees Fatal Crash Scene

Shortly after the crash, Cameron Garcia walked away and carjacked a motorist who was driving southbound on Highway 160 in a black Volkswagen Passat. Someone called 911 to report the crash and carjacking and gave authorities a description of the suspect and vehicle.

The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office sent deputies to the area and began a pursuit. The Elk Grove Police Department took over and the Volkswagen eventually crashed at Elk Grove Boulevard and Fire Poppy Drive. The suspect fled on foot into a residential area until police located him.

Cameron Garcia was arrested and taken to a hospital for treatment of his injuries.

The suspect was booked into Sacramento County Jail. He faces multiple charges including gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, carjacking, DUI resulting in injury or death, vehicle theft, and hit-and-run causing injuries or death. There may also be other charges added by Elk Grove police, the CHP said. 

Johnson Attorneys Group does not represent any of the parties mentioned above. Furthermore, Johnson Attorneys Group has no intention to represent any of the parties discussed. We hope this news information is timely and helpful. However, if you would like to contribute any information or have legal questions, please contact us as soon as possible. Our law firm is a proud, longtime supporter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD).

SOURCE: CHP, Sacramento coroner, OCR

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