19-Year-Old Sadie Martin Killed in Loma Rica Pedestrian Crash on Loma Rica Road near Highway 20
Loma Rica, California (March 26, 2020) – Sadie Martin, 19, of Loma Rica was fatally hit by a vehicle on Saturday night in Loma Rica, the Yuba County Sheriff’s Office said.
The incident occurred on Loma Rica Road, just north of Highway 20 at about 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 21.
Deputies said Martin was pushing a 2005 Honda in the southbound side of Loma Rica Road when she was struck by a 2011 Chrysler driven at a high rate of speed by Randall Lewis Fletcher, 20, of Loma Rica.
Martin was killed by the impact of the crash.
Fletcher, who was uninjured in the crash, stayed at the scene and cooperated with the authorities.
Drugs and alcohol did not appear to have played a role in the accident, authorities said.
The deputies are investigating the crash.
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