In a horrible accident Marie's sister and her sister's boyfriend were killed while driving to Marie's mom's to celebrate Thanksgiving. The accident occured on highway 65, a dangerous two lane highway north of Roseville CA, near the town of Lincoln. Here is how the media reported the accident, from various sources:
LINCOLN - Two Sacramentans killed Thursday in a four-vehicle collision on Highway 65 have been identified as Donald Meadows, 51, and Martha Grimes, 53, the California Highway Patrol reported.
The two died when a southbound pickup truck became airborne in a head-on crash with another vehicle and landed on their northbound 1985 Honda Accord, said CHP Officer Kelly Baraga.
It is unknown what caused the pickup truck, driven by Nicholas Manning, 21, of Loomis, to veer into oncoming traffic, Baraga said.
Six people were injured in the four-vehicle collision at 12:03 p.m. south of West Wise Road, Baraga said. Manning suffered a possible fractured neck, head trauma and abrasions to his chest and abdomen.
The occupants of two other cars suffered moderate to minor injuries, she said. An investigation is continuing, Baraga said.
In the Thanksgiving Day accident, Nicholas Manning, 21, of Loomis was southbound Highway 65 in his 2005 Ford F-150 at approximately 60 mph, according to Baraga. For unknown reasons, Manning's pick-up drifted into the oncoming traffic lane.
Michelle Nunnally, 20, of Roseville was northbound on Highway 65 in her 2001 Ford Focus and collided head-on with the pickup. A 2001 Toyota Camry driven by Robert Nush, 46, of Roseville rear-ended Nunnally's vehicle.
Manning's truck went airborne after colliding with Nunnally's vehicle, Baraga said in a press release. His truck flew over her vehicle and landed atop another northbound vehicle, a 1985 Honda Accord, driven by Meadows. Manning's truck rolled over onto its side trapping him.
Manning was transported by air to Sutter Roseville Medical Center with major injuries including a neck injury, head trauma and abrasions to the chest and abdomen.
Nunnally was transported to Sutter Roseville with moderate injuries, including a fractured foot with abrasions and complaint of pain. Nush and all the passengers in his vehicle, Juli-Ann Nush, 43, Donald Nush, 19, Markie Nush, 13, and Melanie Porter, 15, of Roseville were transported by ambulance with minor injuries and complaint of pain to Sutter Roseville.
It does not appear that alcohol played a role in this collision, Baraga said. All parties were wearing seat belts. The collision remains under investigation.
Tuesday, December 13, 2005 Last modified: Sunday, November 27, 2005 2:26 AM PST
Victims of fatal crash on Highway 65 identified
The names of two victims killed in a Thanksgiving Day accident on Highway 65 near Lincoln have been identified.
Donald Meadows, 51, and Martha Grimes, 53, both of Sacramento, died Thursday in a multiple-vehicle collision on Highway 65 just south of Wise Road, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The CHP's Newcastle office responded around noon to the collision. Meadows and Grimes, the driver and passenger of a 1985 Honda Accord, were pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.
Officials said that Nicholas Manning, 21, of Loomis, was driving southbound on Highway 65 in his 2005 Ford F-150 truck at about 60 mph when for unknown reasons his truck drifted into the oncoming lane of traffic, hitting head-on a 2001 Ford Focus driven by Michelle Nunnally, 20, of Roseville. Nunnally's vehicle was rear-ended by a 2001 Toyota Camry driven by Robert Nush, 46, of Roseville. Nush and his passengers were transported by ambulance with minor injuries.
Nunnally's vehicle landed on top of the Honda Accord, inflicting fatal injuries to both the driver and passenger.
Manning's truck got airborne after colliding with Nunnally and flew over her vehicle, officials said.
His truck rolled over onto its side, trapping the sole occupant. He was transported by air ambulance to Sutter Roseville Medical Center with major injuries, including a possible fractured neck.
"At this time it doesn't appear that alcohol played a role in the collision," said Kelly Baraga, spokeswoman for the Newcastle CHP office.
The cause of the collision remains under investigation.