The California Highway Patrol says 25-year-old Rory Roguski died Wednesday night when the car he was riding in veered off Highway 20 in Yuba City and hit a wall.
The driver of the vehicle was Roguski’s friend, Erin Jasper.
She was driving intoxicated and was taken to Sutter Roseville Medical Center.
Roguski had been a Sheriff’s deputy for Sutter County for the past two years.
Sheriff Paul Parker described him as a well-liked guy with a an outgoing personality.
“When these things happen it always shocks the department,” said Parker.
In a statement, Roguski’s mother Paulette said, “Our family and friends have suffered a huge loss in this tragic accident. We have lost a great son, brother, nephew, and friend. Rory was a big guy with an even bigger heart.”
Jasper was arrested for DUI and faces charges of vehicular manslaughter.