Driver illegally passing another car causes fatal three-vehicle crash
Authorities reported that the victim, Lee Ann Nelson, died after the crash that occurred at about 4:50 p.m. on Highway 20.
Per the news article, a driver in a 2013 Honda Accord identified as David Ostberg, a 47-year-old Kelseyville resident, was attempting to illegally pass a large truck on a two-lane highway, moving into the path of an oncoming 2017 Cadillac CTS.
As a result, the Honda sideswiped the Cadillac, spinning out before hitting the 2008 Kia Rio in which Nelson was driving.
Ostberg suffered minor injuries, reportedly, meanwhile Matthew Hansen, the 32-year-old inside the Cadillac was not injured, according to the article.
As mentioned in the news, CHP investigators stated that the car accident could result in a manslaughter charge, but alcohol, drugs, and speed weren’t believed to be related to the accident.
Currently, the traffic collision is being investigated by the authorities, and further information will be relayed at a later time.
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