80-Year-Old Woman Pronounced Dead after Side-Swipe Collision near Highway 174

NEVADA COUNTY, CA (April 3, 2023) – Monday afternoon, Gerald Nelson was arrested after a fatal DUI accident on Brunswick Road.

Officers responded to the scene shortly after 3:00 p.m., near Highway 174 on March 27th.

Per reports, Nelson was heading west in a 1994 Dodge pickup-truck. Meanwhile, an 80-year-old woman was driving a 2006 Mercedes in the oncoming lane.

For DUI related reasons, Nelson failed to negotiate a curve and crossed into the oncoming lanes. As a result, Nelson struck the side of the Mercedes and crashed into a pole and street sign.

Medics arrived and pronounced the female Mercedes driver dead at the scene. Although, authorities have not yet released her identity.

Meanwhile, paramedics took 81-year-old Nelson to a nearby hospital for further treatment. Following preliminary duties, officers booked Nelson into the Nevada County Jail under suspicion of felony DUI.

At this time, an active investigation to determine further information is still currently underway. Once available, more details will be provided.

In this sorrowful time, the Sweet James team would like to extend their heartfelt condolences to the family of the deceased victim.

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