A California man was sentenced to one year of imprisonment and three years of probation on Sept. 19 after he entered a plea of no contest in connection with a rear-end collision in which two women died. The distracted driving accident happened around 5:20 p.m. on March 15 in Santa Rosa.
According to police, a Sept. 11 accident in Ontario involving a big rig killed a motorist. Police suspect that alcohol was a contributing factor in the deadly event.
An accident that occurred at an intersection in Bakersfield around 12:45 a.m. on Aug. 30 has left two people dead and one person injured. According to police, the collision took place when sedan read-ended a compact car, causing the compact car to catch fire and trap its three occupants inside.
Law enforcement officials reported a four-vehicle accident that happened near Caruthers, California, left three people dead and four others injured, including one person who was ejected from one of the vehicles involved, on Aug. 28. According to the California Highway Patrol, the chain-reaction accident occurred when the driver of a commercial box truck traveling westbound on Floral ignored a posted stop sign at the road's intersection with Elm and collided with a minivan.