2 Pronounced Dead after Fatal Collision near Azevedo Road

NEWMAN, CA (February 25, 2022) – A head-on crash on River Road claimed the life of Patrick Gomez and another, early Monday morning.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the collision occurred around 5:22 a.m., on South River Road, just north of Azevedo Road.

Investigators said that the driver of a northbound Ram pickup-truck pulled in front of a southbound Nissan Maxima while attempting to pass a big-rig.

As a result, both vehicles collided head-on and hit the right side of the semi-truck.

The Nissan driver, identified as 38-year-old Gomez, who was not wearing a seatbelt, died at the scene.

Meanwhile, the Ram started to catch on fire and took the life of the 52-year-old female driver from Newman. Although, authorities have not yet released her identity.

At this time, Newman Officials are still working to identify the deceased female victim.


No words can mend the broken hearts and sorrow felt during this delicate moment. The team at Sweet James offers their deepest condolences and sympathies to the family and friends of Patrick Gomez.


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