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Rio Vista head-on crash kills 4, injures 6

Four people died Wednesday afternoon after a two-vehicle crash in Solano County, officials said. Six people were also sent to nearby hospitals. Open containers of alcohol were recovered from one of the vehicles involved, but police said it was too early to rule on a DUI. The crash happened on Highway 12 at Summerset Road around 8:15 p.m., the sheriff’s office said. of Solano County. The Rio Vista Police Department said the head-on crash involved a Honda Accord with three people inside and a large Chevrolet Suburban with seven people inside. Authorities said the Accord was traveling westbound on the 12 Freeway when it veered off the road to the right. The driver of the car then overcorrected and entered the eastbound lane when the car struck the commuter. Police said the 20-year-old driver of the Accord from Rancho Cordova was ejected from the vehicle. Also in the car were a 19-year-old Vacaville woman and an unknown woman of “similar age.” One of them was also ejected when the car crashed. All three people died, authorities said. A passenger in the SUV, Laura Poiret, also died, authorities said. It was in the early to mid 70’s. There were also two girls in the SUV, authorities said. All passengers are in stable condition in hospital. The people in the SUV were a family visiting Mexico, police said. Jon Mazer told KCRA 3 he’s been in a lot of accidents along the dangerous stretch of road, but added this is one of the worst accidents he’s seen in his 26 years with the department. “People see open roads and they just go for it, and it often ends up like that. This is probably the worst I’ve seen, but that’s not unusual,” Mazer said. Authorities said multiple containers of alcohol were open in the Accord, but police “will not make a DUI determination until blood alcohol test results are received from the medical examiner’s office.” This is an evolving story. Stay with KCRA 3 for all the latest.

Four people died Wednesday afternoon after a two-vehicle crash in Solano County, officials said. Six people were also sent to nearby hospitals. Open containers of alcohol were recovered from one of the vehicles involved, but police said it was too early to rule on a DUI.

The crash happened on Highway 12 at Somerset Road around 8:15 p.m., the Solano County Sheriff’s Office said.

The Rio Vista Police Department said the head-on crash involved a Honda Accord with three people inside and a large Chevrolet Suburban with seven people inside.

Authorities said the Accord was traveling westbound on the 12 Freeway when it veered off the road to the right. The driver of the car then overcorrected and entered the eastbound lane when the car struck the commuter.

Police said the 20-year-old driver of the Accord from Rancho Cordova was ejected from the vehicle. Also in the car were a 19-year-old Vacaville woman and an unknown woman of “similar age.” One of them was also ejected when the car crashed. All three people died, authorities said.

A passenger in the SUV, Laura Poiret, also died, authorities said. It was in the early to mid 70’s. There were also two girls in the SUV, authorities said. All passengers are in stable condition in hospital.

The people in the SUV were a family visiting Mexico, police said.

Lt. Jon Mazer told KCRA 3 he’s been in a lot of accidents along the dangerous stretch of road, but added this is one of the worst accidents he’s seen in his 26 years with the department.

“People see open roads and they just go for it, and it often ends up like that. This is probably the worst I’ve seen, but that’s not unusual,” Mazer said.

Authorities said several containers of alcohol were open in the Accord, but police “will not make a DUI determination until blood alcohol content test results are received from the medical examiner’s office.”

This is a developing story. Stay with KCRA 3 for all the latest.

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