A 25-year-old Marysville man, a vehicle passenger, was killed and two others suffered major injuries in a solo rollover crash Monday night in Yuba County, the California Highway Patrol reports.
The vehicle’s driver, Michael Wayne Gordy, 51, of Oregon House was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, the CHP said in a news release. He and a 41-year-old Brownsville woman suffered serious injuries in the crash.
The CHP provided these details about the fatal crash:
About 8:25 p.m., the CHP received reports of a crash on Frenchtown Road near Frenchtown-Dobbins Road. The right-front vehicle passenger was declared dead at the scene. His name has not been released pending notification of family.
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Gordy and the other passenger were taken by Bi-County Ambulance to Rideout Medical Center in Marysville. Investigators determined that Gordy attempted to negotiate a left-hand turn in the roadway at a high rate of speed, but veered off of the right edge of the roadway.
The vehicle, a 2007 Ford Mustang, overturned several times and also struck a wooden power pole, severing it, before coming to a rest approximately 100 yards from the point where the vehicle left the roadway.