(KTXL) — Two people died in Sutter County on Friday night after being involved in a head-on collision with a driver suspected of being under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol, according to the Sutter County Sheriff’s Office.
The collision occurred in the area of Highway 99 and Pease Road.
On Saturday, the sheriff’s office identified Allyson Nohelia Navarro-Salazar, 21, of Gridley and a 1-year-old baby girl as the victims of the head-on collision.
A male passenger was also in the vehicle with Navarro-Salazar. He suffered major injuries and was transported to UC Davis Medical Center.
Investigators believe that prior to the fatal crash, the suspect driver was involved in a crash in Live Oak and then headed south on Highway 99 before colliding head-on with Navarro-Salazar.
A third vehicle rear-ended one of the two cars after the initial crash, and someone in that car was lightly injured.
The driver who is believed to have caused the crashes had minor injuries.
The remainder of the investigation will be conducted by the California Highway Patrol as it was in their jurisdiction.