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CHP: 3 Killed in Rural Yuba County Crash Weren’t Wearing Seatbelts

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A tragic accident in rural Yuba County has taken the life of three people, the California Highway Patrol says.

According to a release from CHP, a 2004 Lexus sedan was heading down Marysville Road around 2:15 a.m. Sunday. Authorities do not know how fast the car was going.

South of Frenchtown Road, the car – which was being driven by 29-year-old Redding resident Nicholas Hill – drifted off the to the side of road. Hill tried to correct the course, but the car spun out of control.

The car soon hit a large tree, ejecting Hill and two other passengers – 20-year-old Dobbins resident Lacey Newman and 21-year-old Santee resident Taylor Ellis. All three weren’t wearing seatbelts, CHP says, and all three eventually succumbed to their injuries.

A fourth passenger, 23-year-old Dobbins resident Colton Sullivan, was wearing his seatbelt and managed to survive the crash. He was taken to Rideout Hospital suffering from moderate injuries.

CHP believes that alcohol was a factor in the crash. Anyone who may have seen the accident is asked to call the Yuba-Sutter CHP Office.

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