18-Year-Old Toyota Driver Dead after Auto Accident on Live Oak Boulevard

SUTTER COUNTY, CA (July 22, 2022) George Sewell and Edward Garcia were hurt and a driver was killed in a head-on collision on Highway 99.

The accident occurred around 7:50 p.m., near Live Oak Boulevard on July 20th.

For reasons unknown, an 18-year-old Olivehurst man was driving a 2006 Toyota Solara south on the northbound lanes.

Consequently, a northbound 2017 U-Haul van driven by Sewell, collided head-on with the Toyota. The collision caused the U-Haul to overturn and left Sewell and Garcia with serious injuries.

Officers responded shortly after and declared the 18-year-old Toyota driver dead on scene. Meanwhile, paramedics took 53-year-old Sewell and 20-year-old Garcia to Adventist Health Hospital for medical care.

At this time, officials said alcohol or drugs may have been a factor. However, the deadly collision remains under active investigation.


The team at Sweet James sends their warm and sincerest sympathies out to the friends and family of the deceased victim. May you find comfort and strength during this time.


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