Crash victim identified |

Crash victim identified

A 28-year-old Grass Valley man was identified as the survivor of Saturday’s fatal crash on Allison Ranch Road.

Erik Nelander remained in critical condition Wednesday at Sutter Roseville Medical Center, a hospital spokeswoman said.

The California Highway Patrol said Nelander was in a 1969 Datsun station wagon that crashed near North Star Mine Road. The car owner, 30-year-old Carl McCroskey, died in surgery. Both men were ejected.

The CHP is still trying to confirm who was driving. CHP Officer Jerry Curro said possible witnesses who helped rescuers talked with investigators Wednesday.

Curro said McCroskey had lived in Southern California, but moved to Nevada County about three months ago. Investigators struggled to identify the men because neither had identification at the crash scene.

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