Authorities arrest 1 after fatal I-80 crash

By From page A3 | February 03, 2014

DIXON — A motorist was arrested Friday after allegedly fleeing the scene of an accident on Interstate 80 that killed an elderly Sacramento man.

The driver of a 1992 Mitsubishi Gallant allegedly hit a moving vehicle at approximately 6:30 a.m. while trying to re-enter westbound I-80 from the shoulder east of Highway 113 in Dixon, according to the California Highway Patrol. The Mitsubishi struck a 1990 Nissan Frontier pickup, which lost control and went through the perimeter fence and into a ditch. The suspect car left the scene.

CHP said the 77-year-old driver of the pickup had major injuries and was transported to Kaiser Permanente Vacaville Medical Center, where he later died.

Prior to the crash, the driver damaged his vehicle in another hit-and-run, according to CHP. The suspect was traveling at a high rate of speed at approximately 6:20 a.m. and rear-ended a 2004 Mazda 3, according to CHP. The suspect continued for about 2 miles, then pulled over to inspect the damaged vehicle before allegedly driving in front of the pickup truck. The suspect continued for about 1 mile on westbound I-80 until he and a 19-year-old female passenger abandoned the car, which had major damage and a disintegrated front tire, and fled on foot.

An investigation led to the arrest of Damarea Dielle Williams-Evans, 20, of Suisun City, CHP reports. The arrest occurred at approximately 5 p.m. on the 1200 block of Ohio Street in Fairfield, the Solano County Sheriff’s Office reports.

Williams-Evans was booked into Solano County jail on suspicion of hit-and-run with death or injury, vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence, driving with a suspended license and hit-and-run with damage. Bail was set at $50,000.

Mike Corpos contributed to this report. Reach Adrienne Harris at 427-6956 or [email protected] Follow her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/aharrisdr.

Adrienne Harris

Adrienne Harris

Adrienne joined the Daily Republic in September 2009. She earned her journalism degree at the University of Florida in 2005 and has worked at newspapers in Fort Pierce, Fla.; Las Cruces, N.M.; and El Paso, Texas.

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