Several car accidents have made the news in the Sacramento area lately.
Ausha Holly was killed while crossing the street in November of 2013. Ausha was in the eleventh grade at at Rio Cazadero High School. She transferred from Valley High School, according to Elizabeth Graswich, Elk Grove Unified School District spokeswoman.
Doug Morse, a spokesman for Sacramento police, said there was no indication that Holly was in a crosswalk when a newer model Sedan struck her in the middle of Mack Road near Summersdale Way. Sacramento police are still investigating the accident and alcohol has not been determined to be a factor.
Alfredo Hernandez, Ausha’s best friend was with her that Wednesday as they walked home from McDonalds. She turned to cross the road and he was witness to her horrible accident. Alfredo, Ausha’s mother, Kimberly Winzer, and others are angry that the city had not fixed the broken stop light across from where Ausha was killed.
An elderly Sacramento woman was also killed in a pedestrian/auto accident in October in 2013. Rosemarie Jitner, 75, was walking along a darkened road in the Arden Arcade area when she was struck and killed by a Toyota Camry on the far right lane of Eastern Avenue.
The area was dark, the victim had on dark clothes and because there is no sidewalk, the driver thought she hit a bag of garbage. There were no drugs or alcohol involved, the driver was going 40 mph and other motorists on the road did not see Ms. Jitner either. No charges were filed in the accident.
Jeffery Allen Ritz, 33, was struck and killed by a car going east while walking down Arden Way, near Empress Street. The intersection was uncontrolled but no alcohol or drugs were cited in the accident. The driver stayed on the scene and no charges were filed.
The most headline garnering accident of all this year may be the case of the Lodi boy orphaned by a terrible car accident. The October car accident that took his entire family is still ravishing his body. Both of his parents, three siblings and his mother’s unborn baby were all killed.
A drunk driver, 28-year-old Ryan Morales, is responsible for the accident and faces six counts of second-degree murder and six counts of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated.
The young boy, Eden Miranda, has family arriving from Mexico to help decide the boy’s fate. His recovery will be lengthy and painful. A trust fund has been set up to help him.
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