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Mechanical issue possible cause of fatal RV accident on Hwy 20

August 7, 2018 – At approximately 5:01 PM yesterday (Monday) evening, Mr. Lukas Ross, a 32-year old resident of Nampa, Idaho,  was driving a 1981 Bluebird transit bus (recreational vehicle), westbound on SR-20 approaching Chalk Bluff Road. For an as yet undetermined reason, possibly due to mechanical issues, he allowed the vehicle to cross the […]

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Collision on Hwy 49 near Camptonville results in two fatalities

CAMPTONVILLE, Calif. May 2, 2018 – At approximately 10:20 AM this (Wednesday) morning, Camptonville resident Zsophia Lighstep, 20, was driving a 2001 Nissan Pathfinder southbound on SR-49, south of Marysville Rd, driving alone. At the same time, a female 17-year old driver from Grass Valley was driving northbound in a 2006 Toyota Scion, transporting two […]

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Rollover collision caused major injuries near Grass Valley

November 8, 2017 – At approximately 5:10 PM Tuesday evening, commute traffic on southbound Highway 49 was increasing steadily near the end of the Golden Center Freeway, causing traffic slowdowns and backups in the area, especially where the two lanes of the freeway merge into a single traffic lane. 69 year-old Grass Valley resident James […]

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Road rage incident ends in major injuries near Brunswick Road

GRASS VALLEY, Calif. November 3, 2017 – On November 2, 2017 at approximately 4:19 PM, two vehicles were involved in a road rage incident on westbound SR-20 at Brunswick Road which concluded in both vehicles striking and leaving the roadway. 46-year old Smartsville resident Lawrence Alexander was driving a white Chevrolet pickup westbound on SR-20, […]

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CHP Grass Valley will be conducting enforcement operations for those illegally passing a school bus

September 28, 2017 – The California Highway Patrol is conducting enhanced enforcement operations focused on school bus pedestrian safety in western Nevada County. During the enforcement operations, CHP officers will ride as passengers on school buses and actively watch for motorists who fail to stop for a school bus with its flashing red lights activated […]

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Major injury, head-on collision involving two motorhomes closes Hwy 49

GRASS VALLEY, Calif. June 6, 2017 – At approximately 1:28 PM this afternoon, Grass Valley resident Raymond Poquette, 77, was driving a Ford Pace Arrow 34 ft. motorhome, traveling southbound on SR-49, just south of Wellswood Way near the Golden Chain Motel. He was not wearing his seatbelt. Anaheim resident Lawrence Kaye, 64,  was driving […]

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Alleged DUI collision leads to fatality / homicide in Chicago Park on Saturday evening

GRASS VALLEY, Calif. April 16, 2017 – At approximately 6:44 PM Saturday evening, 29-year old Grass Valley resident Carlee D’ Arata was driving a 2007 Yamaha Rhino all-terrain vehicle on Old Coach Way near Lower Colfax Rd in the Chicago Park area. She was transporting multiple passengers that had been attending a house party with […]

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Updated: Vehicle pursuit and foot chase in the McCourtney Road area, suspect located

March 15, 2017 at 6:16 PM –          Earlier today, MacDonald was located in a parking structure near Mercy General Hospital in Sacramento. –          He was located by security personnel from the hospital. –          When he was found, he was bleeding from various wounds on his body, most of which were apparent knife wounds that had […]

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Major Injury Accident on Banner Lava Cap, Driver Arrested

GRASS VALLEY, Calif. March 1, 2017 – On 03/01/2017 at approximately 11:15 am, 24-year old Ms. Karissa Ladd-Zankich of Grass Valley, as a sole occupant, was driving a 2001 Toyota Tundra westbound on Banner Lava Cap Road at a very high rate of speed. As Ms. Ladd-Zankich approached the intersection in Idaho-Maryland Rd., she lost […]

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Fatal accident on Saturday after vehicle collides with a fallen tree on the road shoulder

January 23, 2017 – On 01/21/2017 at approximately 2:00 AM, 48-year old Auburn resident Lavinia Burge was driving a 2005 Toyota Highlander southbound on Hwy-49, just north of Motherlode Rd., at an unknown speed. For unknown reasons, Burge allowed her vehicle to steer to the right and leave the west road edge of SR-49. Burge’s […]

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Major injury motorcycle collision this afternoon on McCourtney Road

GRASS VALLEY, Calif. December 2, 2016 – At approximately 2:47 PM today 65-year-old Grass Valley resident Mr. William Balmain was riding a Harley-Davison motorcycle southbound on McCourtney Rd., south of Auburn Rd., heading away from the Nevada County Fairgrounds. He was wearing a helmet. Nevada City resident Mr. Joshua Valle was driving a Ford F-150 […]

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CHP: Vehicle theft with armed suspect still at large in the Town of Washington

September 27, 2016 – At approximately 10:00 AM this morning, a red Toyota Corolla was being driven extremely recklessly on SR-20, approximately 20 miles east of Nevada City. In addition to passing vehicles over double-yellow lines and on the right shoulder, the driver ignored traffic flaggers at a CalTrans project, drove recklessly through the project, […]

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85-year old Nevada City resident fatally injured in Friday’s traffic accident

NEVADA CITY, Calif. September 10, 2016 –  At approximately 12:33 PM on Friday afternoon, Nevada City resident Gerald M. Bockting, age 85, driving a Ford Explorer was driving eastbound on the Golden Center Freeway, SR-20/49 E/B, east of the overcrossing of Banner Lava Cap Rd.  For an undetermined reason, he caused the Ford to drift […]

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Sobriety/License Checkpoint in the Grass Valley Area this weekend

Grass Valley, Calif. August 30, 2016 – The Grass Valley office of the California Highway Patrol (CHP) will conduct a sobriety/driver license checkpoint on Saturday September 3, 2016, somewhere within western Nevada County. The funding of this checkpoint is made possible through a grant obtained from the California Office of Traffic Safety and will be […]