California Highway Patrol

Holiday travel means DUI enforcement

Local law enforcement agencies are reminding residents to keep safe driving practices in mind this Labor Day weekend. According to AAA, 3.5 million Californians will be on the roa ...

Glamour magazines scattered on I-80 after big-rig crash

October issues of Glamour magazine were spilled onto Interstate 80 in Rocklin Thursday morning after two big rig trucks collided. Approximately 1 a.m. Thursday, an unmarked big r ...

Six injured in Rollins Lake area crash

Six people were injured Friday afternoon after the vehicle they were in ran into a ditch near Colfax. Early reports indicate that unsafe speed was a factor in the accident that se ...

Argument, intoxication factors in crash

A man and his wife involved in a DUI crash Friday night were arguing when their truck rolled over, according to police. Auburn residents Randall Farrior Jr., 54, and his wife, Ali ...

Fire burns 8 acres in Newcastle

A grass fire scorched approximately 8 acres in the area of Newcastle and Indian Hill roads in Newcastle Sunday. Cal Fire received the call at about 2:10 p.m. and crews were in the ...

Newcastle woman dies after Interstate-80 wrong-way drive, rollover

A Newcastle woman is dead after a single-vehicle crash this morning on Interstate 80 in Auburn. The accident occurred at about 2:27 a.m. on eastbound I-80. The victim and lone occu ...

Charge filed in death of Grass Valley bicyclist

The woman who allegedly hit and killed a well-known Grass Valley bicyclist was charged with vehicular manslaughter Wednesday. The Placer County District Attorney’s Office said t ...

Second passenger dies from November fatal crash

A second passenger in a fatal Roseville wreck died this week. David Espinoza, 27, of Sacramento, reportedly died Tuesday after he suffered major injuries in a November car accid ...

Fatal crash victim is Auburn man

Officials have identified a 20-year-old Auburn man as the driver in a fatal freeway wreck. Fernando Ortega was driving westbound on Interstate 80 at about 12:10 a.m. Sunday when h ...

Storm downs power lines, winds gust to 48 mph

Michael Zachary was talking to his children on the phone Wednesday morning when he heard a loud crash that made him think there was an earthquake in Auburn. Newcastle resident Bet ...

SUV driver ‘at fault’ for rollover from freeway

The driver of a sport utility vehicle that rolled off Interstate 80 and onto an Auburn road was traveling at an “unsafe speed,” officials reported Friday. Danielle Plakos, 24, ...

Driver rolls vehicle from freeway onto Lincoln Way

Two Auburn residents were shaken up after nearly being crushed by a vehicle that rolled off Interstate 80 Thursday. Juliette Ashlock and Gara McLearn were driving their 1998 Hond ...

More than 1,300 arrested for DUIs statewide

While local numbers are trickling in, statewide more than 1,300 motorists were arrested for drinking and driving over the New Year’s Eve weekend. Jaime Coffee, spokeswoman for ...

Accident backed up I-80 traffic

A Sacramento man was in “fair condition” after he crashed into the center of Interstate 80 Friday afternoon. Jose Biedra, 22, was transported to Sutter Roseville Hospital with ...

Newcastle man faces arrest after high-speed chase

A Newcastle man led police on a high-speed chase that ended in a collision in Loomis Thursday. Wilson H. Kevorkian, 24, will most likely face charges of evading a police officer a ...