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Boat crash puts five into river

NEWS-LEDGER — NOV 12, 2014 —

Two boats collided south of the Clarksburg Marina Sunday afternoon, in an accident that sent several people to the hospital.
The Yolo County Sheriff’s Department reports that “two small pleasure vessels” hit each other head on at about 3 p.m.

“Five out of the nine occupants from both vessels were ejected into the water. All the subjects were able to get back on board their boats with assistance from local fishermen.”

All nine received medical attention from firefighters and several went to the hospital for injuries that did not appear to be life-threatening.

“Both vessels sustained major damage,” said the sheriff’s department. “None of the victims were wearing life jackets at the time of the accident.”

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West Sac man dies in late-night accident

NEWS-LEDGER — NOV 5, 2014 —

A West Sacramento man died in a multi-car crash following a Halloween party.

According to the CHP and local media reports, 24-year old Shane Holland was a passenger in a car involved in a crash about 1:25 a.m. on Saturday morning, at westbound I-80 near Roseville.

He was a passenger in a car that was part of a ride-share service called “Lyft.”

Driver Shanti Adhikari was driving Holland and another passenger in rainy conditions. Adhikari swerved his Camry to avoid a stalled Kia – which had been hit my another car earlier – but lost control  of the Camry, spun out and hit a tree. Holland died immediately; the other two in the car are reported to be recovering from their injuries.

The Kia had apparently been rear-ended by an unknown vehicle, causing it to spin out and stall in the middle lanes. The other car in that incident was not immediately located.

After the Camry crashed, the Kia’s driver tried to push his car off the road, but it was hit again by a pickup truck or SUV, and the driver was knocked to the ground. The pickup’s driver and a truck driver helped get those cars to the side of the road, and the Kia’s driver drove himself to the hospital for treatment for head injuries.

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No-contest plea in last year’s fatal RV hit-and-run

NEWS-LEDGER — NOV 5, 2014 —

By Steve Marschke
News-Ledger Editor

A Rio Linda man has pled “no contest” to the hit and run accident which killed a man in a West Sacramento store parking lot last November.

Joshua Neil Anthon: killed 55-year old West Sacramento man in a hit-and-run accident following an argument in a shopping center

Joshua Neil Anthon: killed 55-year old West Sacramento man in a hit-and-run accident following an argument in a shopping center

Joshua Neil Anthon, 32, faces four years in state prison, a spokesperson from the Yolo District Attorney’s office told the News-Ledger. He will receive his sentence on Dec. 12.

The accident happened in a parking lot on the 900-block of Sacramento Avenue at about 9:40 p.m. on Nov. 5, 2013. Police responded to find that 55-year old Michael Ray Anderson had been hit and killed by a motorhome occupied by an unidentified man and woman. The RV had left the scene.

Investigators said shortly afterward that they believe that Anderson and at least one of the suspects had been involved in an argument before the RV hit Anderson.

Surveillance tapes inside a store at the scene showed images of both the suspects and their RV. The images were widely distributed during a manhunt for the pair in the RV.

Two days after the accident, Anthon and the woman who had been in the RV, 34-year old Pamela Nicole McKee, separately turned themselves in to police.

The Yolo County District Attorney’s office “did not find sufficient evidence to file charges against the female suspect,” the D.A.’s office told the News-Ledger.

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Into the drink:

Parents were summoned after this auto mishap involving juveniles in Southport on Friday afternoon  (Photo & info by Peter Folks)

Parents were summoned after this auto mishap involving juveniles in Southport on Friday afternoon (Photo & info by Peter Folks)

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JUNE 11, 2014 —

Four juveniles got away with minor injuries after the car they were in went into a pond near Southport Parkway and Marshall Road. The accident call came in at 1:18 p.m. on Friday to local police.

One officer told a reporter that the four were found walking away from the accident .

The Ford Crown Victoria may have been travelling at speed, said an officer, when it left the roadway. The car lost its windshield and bumper — and took out two Italian cypress trees — on its way into the water.

Parents were contacted to pick up the kids at the scene. One of the youths had apparently ‘borrowed’ the rental car from her mother.

The car lost its bumper on its way to the shoreline (Photo by Peter Folks)

The car lost its bumper on its way to the shoreline (Photo by Peter Folks)

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