CHP: 2 killed, 3 children among those injured in Sacramento County crash involving alcohol

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By Yosi Yahoudai
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Two people died and another adult and three children were injured in a Sacramento County crash where alcohol is believed to have been a factor, officials said. The California Highway Patrol said it got a report of a head-on crash around 12:17 a.m. on Saturday at Highway 160 and Sherman Island Road. On Monday afternoon, CHP issued a clarification about those involved in the crash. According to CHP, a gray Nissan SUV going southbound on Highway 160 at an unknown speed had a 26-year-old man from Antioch driving.At the same time, there was a silver Lexus SUV going northbound on Highway 160 just south of Sherman Island Road at unknown speed, CHP said. That vehicle had a 33-year-old driver, a 29-year-old passenger, and three other children as passengers, a 2-month-old, 10-year-old, and 5-year-old.For reasons not yet known, CHP said the Nissan SUV crossed into the northbound lane, slamming into the Lexus head-on.The Nissan’s driver, who was believed to be driving under the influence of alcohol, died, CHP said. The Sacramento County Coroner identified him as John Malley.Jessica Hay, the 29-year-old passenger in the Lexus SUV, was the other person who died.The Lexus’ driver was taken to a Bay Area hospital with major injuries, along with the 5-year-old girl and the 2-month-old. The 10-year-old was taken to a Sacramento hospital, CHP said. Hay was the mother to the three children in the vehicle, her aunt Cynthia confirmed to KCRA 3. The driver was Hay’s boyfriend and the father of the 2-month-old, she said. They had been driving back to Rio Vista from the Bay Area. Highway 160 was closed for about an hour while officers investigated.Editor’s Note (May 13, 2024): This story has been updated to reflect new information and clarification from CHP about who was in each vehicle that was involved in the crash. See more coverage of top California stories here | Download our app.

Two people died and another adult and three children were injured in a Sacramento County crash where alcohol is believed to have been a factor, officials said.

The California Highway Patrol said it got a report of a head-on crash around 12:17 a.m. on Saturday at Highway 160 and Sherman Island Road.

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On Monday afternoon, CHP issued a clarification about those involved in the crash.

According to CHP, a gray Nissan SUV going southbound on Highway 160 at an unknown speed had a 26-year-old man from Antioch driving.

At the same time, there was a silver Lexus SUV going northbound on Highway 160 just south of Sherman Island Road at unknown speed, CHP said. That vehicle had a 33-year-old driver, a 29-year-old passenger, and three other children as passengers, a 2-month-old, 10-year-old, and 5-year-old.

For reasons not yet known, CHP said the Nissan SUV crossed into the northbound lane, slamming into the Lexus head-on.

The Nissan’s driver, who was believed to be driving under the influence of alcohol, died, CHP said. The Sacramento County Coroner identified him as John Malley.

Jessica Hay, the 29-year-old passenger in the Lexus SUV, was the other person who died.

The Lexus’ driver was taken to a Bay Area hospital with major injuries, along with the 5-year-old girl and the 2-month-old. The 10-year-old was taken to a Sacramento hospital, CHP said.

Hay was the mother to the three children in the vehicle, her aunt Cynthia confirmed to KCRA 3. The driver was Hay’s boyfriend and the father of the 2-month-old, she said.

They had been driving back to Rio Vista from the Bay Area.

Highway 160 was closed for about an hour while officers investigated.

Editor’s Note (May 13, 2024): This story has been updated to reflect new information and clarification from CHP about who was in each vehicle that was involved in the crash.

See more coverage of top California stories here | Download our app.

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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.

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