Leonardo Marin and Auston Pinkston Hospitalized in Fatal Highway 99 Crash Near Nicolaus Bridge
SUTTER COUNTY, CA (January 7, 2020) — A person died, and two others sustained injuries in Sunday’s rollover accident on Highway 99 near Nicolaus Bridge.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the 1:30 a.m. crash involved a 2006 Honda, driven by 19-year-old Leonardo Marin. Reports say the Honda was traveling at speeds of about 75 mph before the impact.
While traveling north on Highway 99, Marin had fallen asleep at the wheel, and the Honda drifted across the median and into the southbound lanes. When the Honda swerved onto the gravel, Marin overcorrected, which caused the vehicle to overturn multiple times.
Subsequently, Marin and a 22-year-old passenger were ejected from the cabin, and, unfortunately, the passenger died at the scene.
Marin suffered a broken clavicle and cuts to his arms and face. At the scene, officers also found 24-year-old Auston Pinkston—another passenger—inside the vehicle. Pinkston sustained lacerations to his hands.
Investigations proved that impairment had not played a role in the accident and no arrests have been made thus far.
Our law firm would like to send our heartfelt sympathies to the bereaved family and friends of the victim.
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