Janice Tate Injured in Deadly Crash on Highway 49 in Auburn
AUBURN, CA (January 10, 2020) – A woman was killed following a two-car crash Friday morning in Placer County.
The crash happened just before 9:00 a.m. on Highway 49 near Joeger Road.
According to the California Highway Patrol, a 2000 Honda Accord was coming out of a private road turning left onto southbound Highway 49. At the same time, a Kia Sportage was heading northbound on Highway 49 when the Honda pulled out in front of it.
Despite swerving to the right, the Kia hit the driver’s side of the Honda, causing the Kia to overturn onto its roof in between the north and southbound lanes.
Paramedics extracted both drivers from their vehicles and transported them to Sutter Roseville Medical Center.
Sadly, the driver of the Honda did not survive and was declared dead. The Placer County Sheriff’s Office identified her as Martha Brandon, 68, of Auburn.
The Kia’s driver, Janice Tate, sustained minor injuries.
Officers said drugs or alcohol do not appear to be a factor in the crash, which remains under investigation.
During this moment of grief, we would like to extend our sincere sympathies and thoughts of courage and comfort to the family and friends of Martha Brandon.
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