Head-on crash leads to felony charge for Grass Valley man
A Grass Valley man sent two people to the hospital with major injuries after he collided head-on with their vehicle, the California Highway Patrol said.
Marc Anthony Larkins, 26, faces a felony count of DUI causing bodily injury and a misdemeanor charge of driving without a license, Nevada County Jail reports state.
Booked Sunday into jail, Larkins remained in custody Monday on $75,000 in bond, reports state.
According to Officer Mike Steele, Larkins was driving a white 1998 Ford F-150 around 1:35 p.m. Sunday on Nevada City Highway.
“Larkins was under the influence of an alcoholic beverage,” Steele added.
Leaving Grass Valley, Larkins failed to take a turn in the road and crossed into the oncoming lane and the path of a Honda CR-V, the officer said.
“They collided head-on,” Steele said. “The occupants of the Honda sustained major injuries.”
The 66-year-old driver of the Honda was taken to a Roseville hospital, while his 22-year-old passenger went to Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital, Steele said.
A 19-year-old passenger in Larkins’ vehicle also went to the local hospital, he added.
Larkins was treated and booked into jail, the officer said.
Both vehicles suffered major damage, Steele said.
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