UPDATE 11:46 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018 - The Sutter County Sheriff's Office has released the identities of the two people killed in a crash on Monday on SR-99.
The driver has been identified as Shane Scott Stugis, 32, of Yuba City.
The rear passenger has been identified as Levi Allen Miller, 19, of Yuba City.
SUTTER COUNTY, Calif. - Two died and four were injured in an early morning collision off of SR-99 at Sacramento Avenue.
According to Yuba Sutter Area California Highway Patrol, Victoriano Sepulveda, 49, of Los Banos, was driving a Freightliner vehicle north on SR-99 approaching Sacramento Avenue when they drifted into the southbound lane and collided with a Ford F150 vehicle driving southbound.
The collision caused the death of both the driver and a rear passenger in the Ford F150. The other two passengers, Tony Sichley Jr., 25, of Oroville, and Steven Wayne Dillion, 32, of Live Oak, were not injured.
Sepulveda received minor injuries but was not transferred to a hospital.
Shortly after the initial collision, a Toyota pick up vehicle driven by Jose Martin Pintoralvarado, 35, of Yuba City, was traveling southbound on SR-99 and was unable to avoid the collision. His vehicle struck the Freightliner. Pintoralvarado was in pain but did not have major injuries.
No alcohol or drugs are suspected in this collision and seatbelts were worn by all parties.
The roadway was reduced to one lane of travel in both directions following the incident.
The two deceased victims have not been positively identified, and the collision remains under investigation.