Traffic collision caused over Trump 2020 banner in Willows

An altercation between two women over a Trump 2020 banner in Willows lead to a traffic collision on Sunday.

Posted: Oct 19, 2020 12:46 PM
Updated: Oct 19, 2020 3:40 PM

WILLOWS, Calif. – An altercation between two women over a Trump 2020 banner in Willows lead to a traffic collision on Sunday.

After a call of a traffic collision to County Road 48 over I-5, a CHP officer arrived and located a blue pickup truck in the westbound lane of County Road 48. The officer was advised from witnesses that a silver vehicle continued west after the collision.

The officer proceeded to contact 20-year-old Kathleen Menezes, of Chico, whose vehicle matched the description of the silver vehicle and was missing a rear bumper.

According to the officer, Menezes had taken a Trump 2020 banner off the I-5 overpass when 67-year-old Susan Ceccon, of Willows, tried to retrieve it.

After the two began wrestling over the sign, Menezes entered her car to leave and believed she had put her vehicle in reverse. Menezes admitted she unintentionally accelerated forward, and her vehicle collided into the blue pickup truck. Ceccon fell to the ground prior to the collision, leading her to suffer from minor injuries.

The officer reported that Menezes continued to the intersection and waited for CHP to arrive. No arrests were made in this collision.

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