VACAVILLE — A rollover crash killed one person and injured at least four others Saturday night, authorities said.
California Highway Patrol Sgt. Chris Linehan said a full-size pickup truck heading south on Pleasants Valley Road went straight through a curve near the Pleasant Hills Ranch Way cross street and rolled over several times through a field. He said all five occupants were ejected from the vehicle.
A male occupant was declared dead at the scene, Linehan said. The other occupants were transported to hospitals by air and ground ambulance. At least two of the occupants had major injuries, he said.
CHP Officer Guillermo Garcia said one occupant was in critical condition at UC Davis Medical Center.
Linehan said none of the occupants were wearing seat belts and some were possibly juveniles.
Officers were investigating the solo-vehicle accident as a potential crime because they said alcohol may have been involved in the crash. Linehan said officers were trying to determine who was driving the truck because there is potential for criminal charges.
The crash was reported shortly before 7:30 p.m. Officers two hours later called for a helicopter to search overhead for a possible sixth occupant, according to the CHP website.
Responders also included the Vacaville Fire Protection District.
UPDATE (11:32 p.m. Saturday, April 5, 2014) — Authorities confirmed that a second victim has died as a result of a single-vehicle crash during which all five people inside were ejected.
California Highway Patrol Office Guillermo Garcia said a 19-year-old man and a juvenile girl died as a result of the crash, which was reported shortly before 7:30 p.m. on Pleasant Valley Road near Pleasant Hills Ranch Way. The girl’s age was not released.
Authorities did not release the names of those killed and injured in the crash, pending family notification.
Garcia said alcohol appears to have played a role in the deadly crash. A final determination will be based on toxicology results.
Authorities two hours after the crash was reported called for a helicopter to look for a possible sixth occupant. Garcia said no other victim was found.
UPDATE (9:35 a.m. Sunday, April 6, 2014) — Authorities on Sunday morning called for aerial photos of the crash scene where two people were killed in a single-vehicle crash after a full-size pickup truck missed a curve in a rural Vacaville road and crashed into a field.
All five occupants were ejected in the crash, which was reported shortly before 7:30 p.m. Saturday on Pleasant Valley Road near Pleasant Hills Ranch Way.
A 19-year-old male died at the scene. The California Highway Patrol later announced that juvenile girl had also died. Her age was not released. None of those in the pickup were wearing seat belts.
Authorities called for aerial photos of the area shortly after 8:45 a.m. Sunday, according to the CHP website. A helicopter crew was doing a preflight check shortly before 9:30 a.m. and would soon be en route.
The names of those involved in the crash have not been released. Authorities said they are awaiting results of toxicology tests to determine whether or not alcohol was a factor in the crash.
UPDATE (12:54 p.m. Sunday, April 6, 2014) — The California Highway Patrol website shows that the last unit cleared the scene shortly before 11:20 a.m. Sunday. The incident was no longer listed on the CHP website shortly thereafter.
Glen Faison contributed to this report. Reach Adrienne Harris at 427-6956 or [email protected] Follow her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/aharrisdr.