Five Women and Children Die in NorCal Traffic Accident

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Excess Speed to Blame in Fatal Pass Attempt RIO VISTA, Cailf. (April 10, 2016) – Tragedy struck on a Northern California Highway on Saturday aftern

Excess Speed to Blame in Fatal Pass Attempt

RIO VISTA, Cailf. (April 10, 2016) – Tragedy struck on a Northern California Highway on Saturday afternoon as five people died in a two-car wreck, police have stated.

As first reported by the Sacramento Bee, three of the victims were Annalicia Mona Montoya, 21; Aaliyah Buenrostro, 17, and Adelaynna G. Ortiz, 3, all of Modesto, California. The other two victims, another women and a male child, are not known at this time. The male child, a three-year-old, died at a nearby hospital while the female victims all died at the scene.

The California Highway Patrol reported that a Honda Civic and a Chevrolet Sliverado crashed on State Route 12 near Rio Vista; the busy route connects to Interstate 5. Witness say speed was a factor as the car was trying to pass other traffic on the two-way road. Investigators shut the road down for five hours to survey the scene.

Early indications are that the Honda Civic attempted a pass heading east, shortly after just passing another motorist. The second time there was not enough space and the driver overcorrected trying to get back in her lane, in the process she lost control and spun into the westbound lane where the Chevrolet Sliverado impacted the passenger side.

Two additional passengers in the Sliverado were treated at the hospital for minor injuries.

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