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Woman Killed, Woman Charged in ATV Crash

The Highway Patrol is still investigating the fatal crash of an A-T-V that officials are calling a homicide. According to the report, 29 year-old Carlee D’Arata was driving at a high rate of speed on Old Coach Way near Lower Colfax Road Saturday evening, when she lost control of her all-terrain vehicle and went off the roadway. 31 year-old Antonette Thevenin was in the back seat and was not wearing a seat belt. She was ejected from the vehicle, which overturned and landed on top of her. Officer Greg Tassone says D’Arata fled the scene…

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Thevinin was taken by medical helicopter to Sutter Roseville Trauma Center where she later died. Tassone says there were other passengers in the A-T-V that don’t appear to have been injured…

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D’Arata was found a short time later and was determined to be severely intoxicated from alcohol. She also has a prior D-U-I conviction. Tassone says they are still interviewing witnesses, but D’Arata was booked into the Wayne Brown Correctional Facility on charges on felony D-U-I causing great bodily injury, and homicide.

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