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Yuba County Coroner Identifies Victims in Highway 70 Crash

The Yuba County Coroner's Office has identified two people killed in a deadly crash on Highway 70 Wednesday.

Posted: Jan 30, 2019 1:48 PM
Updated: Feb 1, 2019 9:57 AM

UPDATE 9:55 a.m. Friday, Feb. 1, 2019 - The Yuba County Coroner's Office has identified two people killed in a deadly crash on Highway 70 Wednesday.

The victims have been identified as Roberto Gomez Ledesma III, 33, of Marysville, and Lillian Rosemaria Leal, 37, of Linda. 

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UPDATE 4:48 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019 - The Yuba-Sutter California Highway Patrol has released more information regarding a deadly crash on Highway 70 Wednesday that killed two people. 

According to the CHP, the crash occurred at approximately 11:20 a.m. 

A driver in a Honda Civic was traveling south on Highway 70 south of Ramirez Road when it drifted into the northbound lane of Highway 70 directly in the path of a motorist in a Chevy Avalanche. 

The driver of the Chevy Avalanche, identified as Jeanne Kendall, 68, of El Sobrante, did not have enough time to brake and avoid a collision. The front side of her vehicle collided with the passenger side of the Honda Civic. 

The driver of the Honda Civic was ejected from the vehicle upon impact. The official report states that the driver was not wearing a seatbelt at the time. 

The driver of the Honda Civic and the right, front passenger were pronounced deceased at the scene. The right, rear passenger was transported to Rideout Emergency Room due to major injuries. 

The driver of the Chevy Avalanche was also transported to Rideout Emergency Room due to major injuries. Two dogs in the Chevy Avalanche were not injured in the collision. 

CHP does not believe that drugs and alcohol were a factor in this collision. 

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YUBA COUNTY, Calif. - Both lanes of Highway 70 are blocked at Ramirez Road due to a deadly crash that has killed two people.

Oroville California Highway Patrol reported the collision on its Facebook page around 1:40 p.m. and has confirmed that two people died in the collision. 

Traffic is being diverted onto Woodruff Lane. 

We have a reporter on the way to the scene. Stay with Action News Now for the latest updates as they become available. 

Photo courtesy of Orlando Carmona. 

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