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Authorities identify man killed in Skyway crash as sexual assault suspect

The Mendocino County District Attorney's Office has identified the man killed in a crash off of the Skyway on Monday as a suspect in a sexual assault case involving a child.

Posted: Mar 26, 2019 4:12 PM

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. - Action News Now has learned more about the man who died on Monday after crashing his car off the Skyway near Lookout Point

Crews pulled Aaron Burrows' body out of the wreckage soon after the crash. The Butte County Sheriff's Office confirmed that the crash was a suicide because crews found a note. 

The Mendocino County District Attorney's Office said Burrows was due in court on Monday on charges of sexually assaulting a 9-year-old girl. 

Butte County District Attorney Mike Ramsey said that Burrows lived in Paradise. 

The Mendocino County District Attorney's Office is investigating because the assault allegedly occurred on a camping trip in Mendocino. 

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