1 dead after head-on crash in Sutter County

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By Yosi Yahoudai
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Police said the Mercedes turned to the right to avoid the crash, but the Volkswagen swerved to its left, leading to a collision on the dirt shoulder of Highway 113.

SUTTER COUNTY, Calif. — One person is dead after a head-on crash in Sutter County Sunday evening.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the collision was reported around 6:40 p.m. in the area of Highway 113 and Leisure Road.

CHP said a northbound gray 2003 Volkswagen tried to pass two cars ahead of it on the highway while a black Mercedes was heading southbound.

The Mercedes turned to the right to avoid the crash, but the Volkswagen swerved to its left, leading to a collision on the dirt shoulder of Highway 113.

The driver of the Volkswagen, a 19-year-old man out of Marysville, died in the crash. The driver of the Mercedes had major injuries and was taken to a hospital.

CHP said the area in which the crash happened had a solid yellow line for northbound traffic and a broken yellow line for southbound traffic.

Drugs and alcohol aren’t suspected as factors in the crash.

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Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.