Fatal Thornton accident
California Highway Patrol Officer Norris takes photographs of a seat belt at the scene of a solo-vehicle accident on Monday afternoon on New Hope Road. The driver of the green Honda Civic was taken to UC Davis Medical Center. The passenger died at the scene. (Jennifer M. Howell/News-Sentinel)
Posted: Monday, August 6, 2007 10:00 pm
One man died and another received major injuries Monday
afternoon when a driver lost control and crashed into an electric
pole on New Hope Road in Thornton, starting a small grass fire.
The passenger was still seat belted into the Honda Civic and was
pronounced dead at the scene, and the driver was taken from the
scene by medical helicopter, according to the California Highway
Monday, August 6, 2007 10:00 pm.