DUI crash sends car into aqueduct, two to hospital Monday

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A solo crash allegedly involving alcohol left one woman’s car in an aqueduct and both driver and passenger sent to the hospital Monday afternoon. According to Officer David Montijo, of the California Highway Patrol Newcastle Office, at about 1:40 p.m. Auburn resident Krystal Davis, 33, was reportedly driving a white Honda Accord westbound on Interstate 80. Montijo said Davis reportedly said her cruise control got stuck just before the Dry Creek Road exit, and her car was going 110 miles per hour. According to Montijo, Davis said when she tried to exit at Dry Creek, her brake wouldn’t work. When she pulled her emergency brake she lost control of the car, went over the top of Dry Creek Road and ended up in the aqueduct. When Davis and her passenger, Rachel Jordan, 24, of Colfax, started walking toward Auburn, a Highway Patrol officer asked them to stop, but they didn’t, Montijo said. Montijo said the officer wasn’t able to access the Honda, so he drove further west and located both Davis and Jordan. Both women were transported to Sutter Roseville Medical Center with minor injuries. Montijo said alcohol was allegedly a factor of the crash. “She will face a DUI charge, period,” Montijo said. “Whether or not they actually take her to jail depends on how she comes out of the hospital.” ~Bridget Jones