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Two Victims Pronounced Dead after Serious Collision in Anderson

ANDERSON, CA (March 18, 2021) – Early Wednesday morning, a man and a woman were killed in a fatal car crash on 5 Freeway.

Per reports, the accident happened around 4:15 a.m., on March 17. Emergency crews arrived just north of the Sacramento River Bridge.

Witnesses told officers that a white 2006 Toyota sped up before losing control on the roadway. Then, the Toyota veered off the road and into a nearby tree.

Dispatchers located the severely damaged vehicle on the west shoulder of Riverland Drive. Due to the impact of the crash, medics pronounced the driver and passenger dead on scene. The driver was described as a 40-year-old man, and the passenger was a 25-year-old woman, both Anderson residents.

In addition, authorities also said the victims were not wearing seat belts at the time. Although, it is still unknown whether drugs or alcohol were involved in the accident on 5 Freeway.

Once available, more information will be given.


The attorneys at Sweet James would like to extend their sincere condolences to the family and friends of the deceased victims.


Losing a loved one in an accident is always traumatic. It affects all aspects of life for those left behind. At Sweet James, they understand what you and your family are going through, and are here to help. With their extensive experience in the legal field, they know what it takes to win your case. They have dealt with a variety of cases including personal injury, wrongful death, and auto accidents. Contact their offices by calling (800) 975-3435 to arrange a free, no-obligation consultation with an experienced legal professional in your area. They are also available 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week through email, text message, and online chat.

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