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A Vacaville police officer walks past a broken utility pole Monday, after a truck drove into it and rolled into a nearby creek, on Leisure Town Road in Vacaville. The driver of the vehicle, who was the only occupant, was killed. (Robinson Kuntz/Daily Republic)


Woman dies in Vacaville solo-vehicle accident

By From page A5 | February 26, 2014

VACAVILLE — A woman died Monday in a solo-vehicle accident that ejected her from the Toyota Tacoma she was driving on Leisure Town Road after the vehicle sheared off the top of a telephone pole and the Tacoma came to rest in a creek bed.

The woman, whose name was not being released until the Solano County Coroner’s Office notifies her family of the death, was northbound and had passed the Mission Church when it drifted off the roadway, police said.

Vacaville police, notified at 11:42 a.m. about the accident, arrived on scene and began performing life-saving measures until relieved by the Vacaville Fire Department. The female driver was transported to Kaiser Permanente Vacaville Medical Center, where she was later pronounced dead as a result of her injuries, which included severe head trauma and possible broken bones, police said.

Leisure Town Road between Stonegate Drive and Sequoia Drive was closed for approximately five hours while traffic officers investigated the scene, police said. Pacific Gas and Electric Co. crews were called out to shore up and replace the downed telephone pole. Vacaville Public Works, Environmental Health and the California Department of Fish & Game also responded to address fuel and oil that had leaked from the vehicle and into the creek, police said.

It does not appear that drugs or alcohol played a factor in this crash, however a toxicology screen will be conducted during an autopsy to be performed at a later date to confirm the initial assessment. Police are also looking into whether the female driver may have suffered an unknown medical condition just prior to the crash.

Anyone with information related to the accident is asked to contact Motor Officer James Smith at 449-5281.

Reach Ryan McCarthy at 427-6935 or [email protected]

Ryan McCarthy


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