Julio Amador Killed, Sandra Macedo, Luis Garcia and Children Hospitalized Following Two-Car Wreck on State Highway 99 West Near Westover Road
RED BLUFF, CA (January 8, 2019)– A 24-year-old Gerber man died Friday night after two vehicles collided on State Highway 99 West near Westover Road.
The incident involved two vehicles and not only left a person dead, but four others hospitalized.
According to the California Highway Patrol release,19-year-old Sandra Macedo was driving a 2005 Mazda 3 southbound on State Highway 99 West around 9 p.m. Also, in the Mazda were 24-year-old Julio Amador and a 1-year-old and 2-year-old child.
Meanwhile, 21-year-old Luis Garcia was traveling northbound on the highway in a 2017 Honda Accord.
Authorities are trying to determine why Macedo, of Corning, allowed the Mazda to veer into the northbound lane and into the path of Garcia’s Honda. Both vehicles collided and sustained severe damage. All occupants were reportedly trapped inside their respective vehicles.
When paramedics arrived, they transported the children to St. Elizabeth with major injuries before airlifting them to UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento.
Macedo and Garcia were taken to Mercy Medical Center with moderate injuries to their legs. Amador was also shuttled to St. Elizabeth Community Hospital but died shortly after in the emergency room.
The crash shut down the highway for multiple hours as investigators canvassed the scene for evidence and clues determining what led to this collision. Those who might hold information into this incident is urged to call the Red Bluff CHP office at 530 527-2034.
With deepest sympathies, our law firm would like to express our thoughts of courage and strength to those who knew Julio Amado. This is no easy time and we hope you find the best support around you.
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