A triple fatal accident occurred in Meadow Vista, last Thursday night, a 17 year old male from Meadow Vista was driving a white 1997 Subaru Outback on Applegate Road north of Boole Rd. when he lost control of his vehicle, fatally injuring 3 of his 4 passengers. According to investigating CHP officers, the 17 year old male driver failed to negotiate a curve in the roadway, ran off the roadway, and collided with a tree. Officer David Martinez with the Auburn Area CHP describes what officers found at the scene.
“His right front passenger was killed instantly and there were three people in the back seat. Of those three, two of them were ejected out of the vehicle. Nobody in the back was wearing their seatbelts.”
The driver sustained minor injuries and was transported to Mercy San Juan Hospital. Lukas Warren (age 21 from Meadow Vista and Daniel Silverman (age 31 from Meadow Vista) sustained blunt force trauma injuries and were pronounced deceased at the scene. A 21 year old male from Auburn (name withheld pending notification of next of kin) was ejected from the vehicle and sustained major injuries. This male was air lifted to Sutter Roseville Medical Center and later succumbed to his injuries. A 17 year old female from Eugene, Oregon sustained moderate injuries and was transported by ground ambulance to Sutter Roseville Medical Center. It appears that alcohol and/or drugs played a major role in this traffic collision. The lack of seatbelts contributed to the passengers being ejected from the vehicle and their untimely death. The driver was booked into Placer County Juvenile Detention Center for Felony Vehicular Manslaughter and Felony DUI.