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Roll-over crash kills deer hunter from Dixon

One person in a party of deer hunters from Dixon died when their Toyota Land Cruiser overturned on a steep bank in Solano County.

The Solano County Sheriff’s Department identified the dead man as 71-year-old Stephen Hoffman.

The California Highway Patrol reported that Hoffman, a 45-year-old man and an 8-year-old boy were in the SUV on Sunday morning when the vehicle lost traction while driving down a steep grade.

The three hunters were not wearing seat belts and were ejected when the vehicle overturned multiple times, according to a press release from the CHP. Hoffman was the driver of the SUV.

The other two occupants of the vehicle were airlifted by helicopter from the scene, a dirt road in Solano County south of Putah Creek near the end of Sackett Lane. They were reported to have moderate injuries.