2 injured in 3-car wreck at McKnight | TheUnion.com

2 injured in 3-car wreck at McKnight

Two local residents suffered minor injuries and were taken to the hospital after a driver ran a red light on McKnight Way near noon Tuesday, Grass Valley police said.

Jessica Oakes was driving a Chrysler Sebring west on McKnight when she allegedly ran a red light at the on- and off-ramps to the Golden Center Freeway, according to witness accounts, Grass Valley police Sgt. Joe Matteoni said.

Oakes’ sedan continued through the intersection and hit a sedan being driven by John Palenko Jr., Matteoni said. Her car then hit the sedan driven by Josephine Proctor, who was in the eastbound lane on McKnight waiting at the red light, Matteoni said. All three live in the area, he added.

The vehicles included a green Honda and two silver sedans, a California Highway Patrol dispatcher said; it could not be determined immediately which vehicles Palenko and Proctor were driving.

Oakes and Palenko were taken to the hospital with complaints of pain in various areas of the body, Matteoni said. Proctor was not injured.

“At this point, nobody has been cited, but that still could happen,” Matteoni said. More details were not immediately available; the accident remains under investigation.


Staff writer Soumitro Sen contributed to this report. To contact city editor Trina Kleist, e-mail tkleist@theunion.com or call 477-4230.

Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Grass Valley and Nevada County make The Union’s work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Your donation will help us continue to cover COVID-19 and our other vital local news.


Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User