DAVIS, CA – A woman who was struck and killed by an Amtrak train at the Davis station on Sunday has been identified as a Vallejo Resident.
On Sunday evening 29-year-old Andrea Laurette Mrotz was struck by an Amtrak train. Mrotz was a UC Davis graduate and the leader of the Vallejo Benicia arm of the Label GMOs organization.
Mrotz graduated from the University of California, Davis in 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in microbiology.
According to Amtrak officials, the accident occurred just after 7 p.m. Sunday when a Capitol Corridor train carrying 314 passengers and crew was pulling into the Davis station.
Mrotz was crossing from one side of the station platform to the other when she was hit by the train. The investigation is being conducted by Union Pacific Railroad.
SACRAMENTO, CA – The bicyclist that was struck and killed by a vehicle Thursday night in Carmichael has been identified.
According to the Sacramento Coroner’s website, the man killed Thursday night while riding his bike along El Camino Avenue was 21-year-old Richard Aaron Leeper.
The California Highway Patrol said the driver of the vehicle that struck Leeper was heading east on El Camino Avenue near Laurence Avenue around 8 p.m., when the vehicle hit the cyclist. Leeper was heading in the same direction near the shoulder of the road when the accident occurred.
It was dark at the time of the collision and Leeper was not equipped with any lights, or wearing a helmet.
The driver said they swerved to try and avoid the rider, but didn’t see Leeper until it was too late. The driver crashed into a light pole, but no one was injured in the vehicle.
SACRAMENTO, CA – A bicyclist was struck and killed by a vehicle Thursday night in Carmichael.
The CHP said the driver of the vehicle was heading east on El Camino Avenue near Laurence Avenue around 8 p.m., when the vehicle hit the cyclist. The cyclist was heading in the same direction near the shoulder of the road when the accident occurred.
It was dark at the time of the collision and the rider was not equipped with any lights, or wearing a helmet.
The driver said they swerved to try and avoid the rider, but didn’t see them until it was too late. The driver crashed into a light pole, but no one was injured in the vehicle.
The cyclist is believed to have been in their 20′s.
SACRAMENTO, CA – The cyclist killed on Monday morning along Stockton Blvd has been identified as 59-year-old James Glendon Combis of Sacramento.
Combis was struck and killed after he unexpectedly turned into traffic on Monday morning along Stockton Blvd near Quinta Court.
According to the California Highway Patrol, Combis was riding his bike on Stockton Blvd at around 6:30 a.m. Monday, when a Chevrolet Tahoe hit him after he veered into traffic.
The driver of the SUV attempted to stop, but could not avoid a collision. Combis was thrown from his bike and landed in the street, suffering major injuries. He was not wearing a helmet.
Combis was rushed to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
ORANGEVALE, CA – The man shot and killed early Tuesday morning in Orangevale has been identified as 32-year-old Lester Steven Fish.
The Sacramento Sheriff’s Department received numerous calls for shots fired in the area of Central Avenue and Main Avenue in Orangevale at around 4:10 a.m. Tuesday morning.
When deputies arrived they discovered Lester in the middle of the street with a fatal gunshot wound, and his friend with a bullet graze to his ear.
The two men were walking a dog in the area when they were approached by two other men. Words were exchanged and one of the men pulled a gun and started firing at the dog walkers.
Update: According to investigators the pair likely knew their assailant and apparently the two were not walking a dog, as the surviving victim originally claimed.
Anyone with information pertaining to this incident is asked to call the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at (916)874-5115. Tip information may also be left anonymously at www.sacsheriff.com, by texting to 274637 (CRIMES) and entering the keyword SSD, or by calling (916) 874-TIPS (8477).
ORANGEVALE, CA – A man was shot and killed early this morning and another wounded.
According to the Sacramento Sheriff’s Department, they received numerous calls for shots fired in the area of Central Avenue and Main Avenue in Orangevale at around 4:10 a.m.
When deputies arrived they discovered one man in his 30′s in the middle of the street with a fatal gunshot wound, and another man with a bullet graze to his ear.
The two men were walking a dog in the area when they were approached by two other men. Words were exchanged and one of the men pulled out a gun and started firing at the dog walkers.
The California Highway Patrol is on scene assisting with traffic control. The intersection remains closed at this time.
No other details were available.
SACRAMENTO, CA – A man was shot and killed outside of a gas station in the Del Paso area of Sacramento County on Saturday night.
According to the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department, deputies responded to a gas station in the 2100 block of El Camino Avenue at approximately 11:30 p.m. Saturday after receiving reports of shots fired.
Deputies responded and discovered a man in his 30’s, later identified as 33-year-old Jesus Antonio Macias of Sacramento, lying on the ground outside the Beacons gas station.
Macias had suffered a fatal gunshot wound to his upper body and was unresponsive. Deputies attempted to resuscitate Macias, but he succumbed to his injury and was pronounced dead by Fire Department personnel.
Anyone having information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at (916) 874-5115. Tip information may also be left anonymously at http://www.sacsheriff.com, by texting to 274637 (CRIMES) and entering the keyword ‘SSD’, or by calling (916) 874-TIPS (8477).
FOLSOM, CA – A memorial service has been scheduled for the US Army Sergeant who was killed while riding his motorcycle earlier this week.
A memorial service will be held for 41-year-old Sergeant Shane Clark on Sunday, October 6th at 3 p.m. at The Bridge Church located at 511 Sibley St. in Folsom.
Condolences have been pouring into Clark’s Facebook page ever since the tragic accident. Emotions have been running high with many people angered by the nature in which Clark died. Especially since the driver at fault was driving on a suspended license due to a past DUI.
One Facebook user wrote, “I’m nauseous from what I’m hearing. Sgt Shane Clark , influentially changed my life 4 years ago. He ministered to youth early in his career, to many men like me, and served all of us in this country through the Guard as well as hostile service in Bosnia, Somalia, and was recently home after multiple tours in Afghanistan. He survived and was learning to thrive, I can’t believe he was killed just heading to work.”
Clark, who was riding a motorcycle, was killed after 23-year-old Kaman Hobbs of Truckee made a left turn in front of Clark. The resulting collision caused Clark to be ejected into oncoming traffic.
Hobbs was arraigned on Thursday and charged with two misdemeanors; Driving under a suspended license, and vehicular manslaughter under section PC 192(C)(2) which states, “Driving a vehicle in the commission of an unlawful act, not amounting to felony, but without gross negligence; or driving a vehicle in the commission of a lawful act which might produce death, in an unlawful manner, but without gross negligence.”
Hobbs was also cited for an infraction for not have a child properly secured.
Hobbs is scheduled to appear in court on October 2.
FOLSOM, CA – The motorcyclist who was fatally injured in a collision on Monday has been identified as 41-year-old Shane Curtis Clark of Rocklin.
According to Folsom Police, the crash happened on Greenback Lane between Folsom Auburn Road and Madison Avenue, near Negro Bar State Park.
Clark was traveling eastbound on Greenback and was turning into the park entrance with the right of way, when he was struck by a Volkswagen Jetta driven by 23-year-old Kaman Hobbs of Truckee.
The impact sent Clark off his bike and into traffic, where he was run over by a minivan.
According to Sgt. Jason Browning of the Folsom Police Department, Hobbs was arrested and booked for vehicular manslaughter, driving with a suspended license, and child endangerment. Hobbs’ son was in the vehicle at the time of the accident and was not properly restrained.
Hobbs was driving on a suspended license for a past DUI.
According to CBS13, Hobbs has at least 10 criminal cases filed against him in Nevada and Placer Counties.
According to his Facebook page, Clark was a Sergeant with the U.S. Army.
SACRAMENTO, CA – A woman has been arrested for the murder of an 84-year-old man who was killed earlier this week.
According to the Sacramento Police Department, 27-year-old Tiana Smith-Anderson was arrested Thursday for the murder of 84-year-old Singh Singh.
On Monday, Singh was found dead at his Oak Park home in Sacramento. Responding officers noticed areas of trauma on the victim and the coroner had confirmed that the body did have areas of trauma.
The victim’s family found the body at his home in the 4400 block of Sixth Avenue Monday morning and contacted 911. Medics contacted police after noticing the trauma to the body.
Smith–Anderson is believed to have stabbed Singh multiple times near the 4400 block of Sixth Avenue.