CHP: Passenger Killed In Rollover Crash In Yuba County; Driver Suspected Of DUI
February 14, 2016 3:49 PM
Filed Under: Yuba County
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YUBA COUNTY (CBS13) – Authorities say a pickup truck that crashed in rural Yuba County, killing a passenger, was being driven by an intoxicated man.
The incident happened Saturday evening on Highway 49, just past the middle fork of the Yuba River.
California Highway Patrol says 28-year-old Pike resident Patrick Elliott rolled his pickup after hitting a curve in the road, sending the vehicle 300 feet over a steep embankment. Elliott and another passenger got away with only minor injuries, but a third passenger suffered severe injuries.
A passerby was flagged down and medics also soon got to the scene. However, the passenger was pronounced dead at the scene.
Officers discovered that Elliott was driving on a suspended license, as well as being intoxicated. He was arrested and is facing charges of felony DUI and second-degree murder.
CHP has not released the identity of the passenger killed at the scene.