VACAVILLE — A 38-year-old Vacaville man was killed Wednesday when the car he was driving crashed into a tree on Mariposa Avenue, according to a Vacaville Police Department press release.
Police received calls at approximately 6:01 p.m. of a traffic accident in the area of Mariposa Avenue and Amapola Street.
Initial reports were that a car had crashed into a tree and the driver of the vehicle was unconscious and trapped inside.
Police and firefighters responded and found a man inside the vehicle, a gold four-door Honda Accord. Fire personnel used specialized equipment to extricate the driver, who was transported to Kaiser Permanente Vacaville Medical Center’s trauma center with what appeared to be significant internal injuries.
The driver was pronounced dead a short time after arriving at the hospital.
A preliminary investigation found the vehicle was traveling northbound on Mariposa Avenue just north of California Drive. For an unknown reason, the vehicle veered across the road, crossed the southbound lane of traffic, hit the sidewalk on the west side of Mariposa Avenue and then hit a section of wooden fencing as well as a large tree.
Traffic along Mariposa Avenue between California Drive and Amapola Street was closed for approximately 3½ hours while a collision investigation was conducted by members of the Vacaville Police Department’s Traffic Section.
Anyone who may have witnessed or has information about this incident is asked to call Traffic Officer Matt Thoma at 449-5200.
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