SACRAMENTO — A new father and an 18-year-old were both killed in a crash Thursday on Power Inn Road, a street neighbors and police say is known for being dangerous.
Tony Martinez, 45, was riding southbound on Power Inn Road on his motorcycle. A Honda traveling northbound turned left on 53rd Avenue, colliding with Martinez. Eighteen-year-old Shyann Saelee was sitting in the passenger seat of the Honda.
Martinez died at the scene of the crash and Saelee later died in an area hospital.
Family members were placing candles and flowers at the scene of the crash Friday. Martinez’s step daughter held up a sign with images of the new father holding his 6-month-old in his arms.
The Sacramento Police Department and neighbors say that a lot of accidents happen in the area, especially because drivers have a tendency to speed down the road. While police do not know if speeding was a factor in this crash, they do know that the sole survivor, who was the driver of the Honda, tested negative for alcohol.
Saelee’s family set up a GoFundMe to ask for help paying for funeral and memorial costs.