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Head-On Crash On Highway 20

The third major injury accident in Nevada County in five days has been reported. This one caused a huge backup and delays on Highway 20 near Melody Road early Monday morning. CHP Officer Mike Steele says it involved three vehicles. 44-year-old Bradley Billick of Smartsville was going westbound, while 39-year-old Luis Felix-Rosas of Olivehurst was coming eastbound, with 58-year-old Linda Swartz, also from Smartsville, following Rosas’ vehicle…

click to listen to Officer Steele

Steele says that caused Billick to go into the opposite lane and strike the vehicle Swartz was driving, head-on….

click to listen to Officer Steele

Steele says it’s unknown if drugs or alcohol were a factor and Billick was not cited.

1 Comment

November 15, 2021

Sandi Curry

The majority of the accidents in Nevada County could be completely eliminated, especially on Hwys. 20 and 49, if people would just slow down. You cannot make up time on the road, at the most you will be ahead by 2 or 3 minutes. That is not worth causing an accident, injuries or death. Slow the heck down and live for another day.

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