Wyatt Zmrzel Killed, 4 Injured in Pleasant Grove Accident on Highway 99 at West Catlett Road
PLEASANT GROVE, Sutter County (December 30, 2017) – One person was killed, and multiple others were injured in a 2-vehicle collision on Highway 99 at West Catlett Road, according to the Appeal Democrat.
On Wednesday at about 10:30 p.m., a Toyota 4Runner and a Toyota Sienna collided in the intersection for unknown reasons. As per the article, the 4Runner was heading south on West Catlett while the Sienna was westbound on West Catlett, and waiting to cross southbound on Highway 99 when the crash took place.
Officials identified the fatality as 22-year-old Wyatt Zmrzel. Zmrzel was believed to be a passenger in the Sienna. It was not immediately clear if Zmrzel died at the location or at a hospital.
Furthermore, the Sienna driver and another passenger were also identified–29-year-old Rafiullah Amiri, and 52-year-old Joseph L. Doub, Jr., respectively. Primary reports indicated that both parties were transported by ambulance to UC Davis Medical Center in unknown condition.
The 4Runner driver, 36-year-old Jennifer Alford, and her passenger, 36-year-old Stephen Alford, were also hurt in the collision. Jennifer suffered minor injuries, while Stephen sustained major trauma. Their conditions have not been updated thus far.
Meanwhile, the investigators mentioned that the Sienna was operating as a Lyft vehicle at the time of the accident. As of Saturday, detectives are still working on determining what actually led to the deadly crash.
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A forensic examination of both the Toyota 4Runner and the Toyota Sienna, as well as photos that were taken of the scene, will help investigators determine which party ultimately caused the accident. Authorities will thoroughly look into how fast each driver was going, whether or not alcohol or drugs were involved, whether or not there were any mechanical issues with either vehicle. The investigation will also consist of looking at measurements of evidence left by the vehicles such as point of impact, final resting positions of each vehicle, skid marks, and gouge marks.
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