45-Year-Old Citrus Heights Man Fatally Injured in Accident near San Juan Avenue, Christina Diaz Arrested
CITRUS HEIGHTS, CA (October 9, 2018) – On Tuesday evening, a man was killed in an accident on Greenback Lane. The deceased victim was later identified by the Sacramento County Coroner’s office as 45-year-old Andrey Tagintsev of Citrus Heights.
The fatal collision took place around 6:30 PM near San Juan Avenue. Citrus Heights Police officials stated that a 2004 Toyota Camry, driven by 19-year-old Christina Diaz, was traveling west on Greenback Lane when she intentionally crashed her vehicle into a Dodge van. Diaz then lost control of the Camry, veered past the center median into the eastbound lanes, and struck a Mercedes-Benz sedan, driven by Tagintsev. Police say that Diaz tried to run from the scene before being arrested.
Tagintsev was pronounced dead at the scene by first responders. A GoFundMe page was created to assist Tagintsev’s with funeral expenses. Click on the link to donate to he campaign. Occupants in the Dodge sustained minor injuries, but there is no update on their current medical conditions.
Diaz is facing charges of four felony counts – assault with a deadly weapon, DUI with injury, hit-and-run, and vehicular manslaughter. She is being held at the Sacramento County Main Jail on a $395,000 bail. The crash is still under investigation and police are asking any witnesses to contact detectives by calling (916) 727-5818.
We at Sweet Law Group extend our deepest sympathies to the bereaved loved ones of Andrey Tagintsev. May he rest in peace.
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