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Head-on crash in Yolo County claims 2 lives

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Video: 2 dead in Yolo County head-on crash

  • Head-on crash in Yolo County involving a truck and United Cerebral Palsy bus, July 11, 2012
  • Jeffrey Richard Rivas
    

YOLO COUNTY, CA - A head on collision between a Ford F-250 and a United Cerebral Palsey transport bus resulted in two deaths and eight significant injuries on Wednesday.

PHOTOS: Accident in Yolo County

The crash occurred at County Road 102 and Pole Line Road around 2:43 p.m.

According to California Highway Patrol Officer Bryan Konvalin, the driver of the pick-up truck, 52-year-old Jeffrey Richard Rivas of Woodland, drifted from the southbound lane into the northbound lane where he smashed into the bus, collapsing the front passenger compartments of both vehicles.

The driver of the bus, 35-year-old Luz Torres of Sacramento, was extricated from her vehicle and taken to UC Davis Medical Center with multiple broken bones and head trauma. She was listed in stable but critical condition Thursday, said Konvalin.

Rivas was killed in the wreck. 

All of the bus passengers but one survived the wreck. The lone fatality was identified Thursday by the Yolo County Coroner's Office as Sara Rae Johnson, 35, of Davis.

The seven other passengers, along with their injuries and current conditions as of Thursday are listed below:

Laura Sue Weiderholt, 48, was transported to Mercy San Juan Hospital by a CHP helicopter. She suffered multiple extremity injuries, including broken bones, and head trauma. As of July 12th, Weiderholt was listed in unstable and critical condition.

Stephanie Mouser, 34, was transported to Mercy San Juan Hospital with multiple extremity injures, including broken bones and a broken lower back. She was listed in stable condition.

Maria Arce, 59, was transported to Kaiser Permanente Hospital in South Sacramento by a Cal Star helicopter. She was suffering from abrasions and contusions to her entire body. Her condition was unknown as of Thursday afternoon.

Rhonda Letbetter, 48, was transported to Kaiser Permanente Hospital in Vacaville with injuries to her extremities, including a broken arm. Her condition was unknown as of Thursday afternoon.

Leo Jimenez, 29, was transported to Kaiser Permanente Hospital in Vacaville with lacerations to his head and face. His condition was unknown as of Thursday afternoon.

Barbara Starnes, 61, was transported to Mercy San Juan Hospital by ground ambulance for minor abrasions. She was in stable condition as of Thursday.

Nicole Tabarez, 24, was transported to Sutter Hospital in Davis for abdominal contusions. She was released from medical care.

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