Two seriously hurt in car wreck |

Two seriously hurt in car wreck

Alcohol is suspected in a single-vehicle crash that seriously injured two young women at 3 a.m. Thursday at the Gold Flat Road on-ramp to the Golden Center Freeway in Nevada City.

Lietzah E. Franssen, 21, of Smartville, was attempting to enter the westbound freeway lanes when she lost control of her 2004 Ford Mustang, according to California Highway Patrolman Jeff Pingree.

The Mustang shot down an embankment and struck a highway sign before coming to rest, Pingree said. Franssen suffered major injuries to both arms and legs and was listed in critical condition Thursday at Sutter Roseville Medical Center.

Also injured was passenger Phelan T. Burns, 21, address unknown, with injuries to both arms and legs, Pingree said. She was listed in serious condition at Sutter Roseville, where both were transported to by air ambulance after the crash.

An investigation is continuing into the wreck because alcohol use is suspected, Pingree said.

To contact Senior Staff Writer Dave Moller, e-mail or call 477-4237.

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