Two arrested after crash on Pleasant Valley Road
Two men were arrested after a solo-vehicle collision Tuesday night.
At approximately 5:55 p.m., a man identified as M. Montano-Herrera, 19, was driving a 1990 Toyota pickup truck on Pleasant Valley Road, with three passengers — a 22-year-old man (identified as Dodd Marvin Wilson) and two 14-year-old girls.
They were on a visit from the South Yuba River, according to California Highway Patrol spokesman Greg Tassone. As Montano negotiated a curve in the road near Williams Ranch School, he allowed the vehicle to leave the roadway, where it struck a large mailbox and went into the ditch. The rear of the vehicle remained partially blocking the roadway.
CHP officers responded to the scene and found Montano-Herrera bleeding from apparent minor-to-moderate injuries. The passengers were not complaining of injuries.
Montano-Herrera reportedly showed signs of being under the influence of alcohol, was evaluated at the scene and arrested for misdemeanor DUI. CHP officers then transported him to Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital for evaluation and treatment; he was later released to hospital personnel for ongoing care. The Toyota had to be towed from the scene.
As CHP officers attempted to arrange transportation for the passengers, they determined Wilson had previously given a false identification, claiming to be 16 years old. They confirmed his true identity and discovered he was wanted in Yuba County on multiple felony warrants ($45,000 total) and a misdemeanor warrant for $5,000.
He was arrested and booked into the Nevada County main jail for later extradition to Yuba County. The two girls were released to a guardian.
CHP is handling the investigation. Pleasant Valley Road was partially blocked for a little over an hour until the vehicle was towed from the scene.
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