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Wreck lands one in hospital

The condition of a 22-year-old woman from Antelope was unknown Sunday after she suffered major injuries in a head-on collision Friday night on Colfax Highway.

Fiona Drennan had been flown to Sutter Roseville Medical Center near midnight Saturday, and was in surgery shortly later, Grass Valley police Sgt. Joseph Matteoni said.

The accident happened at Happy Dale Lane just before 11:42 p.m., when a caller to police reported hearing people screaming for help near Memorial Park.

Drennan was a passenger in a maroon 1995 Toyota Tercel heading into town. The car was being driven by Jonathan Rodriguez, 27, of Grass Valley.

The car went over into the opposing lane of traffic and hit an eastbound gray 2002 Mercury SUV, Matteoni said.

Drennan and Rodriguez both were taken to Sutter Roseville Medical Center, Matteoni said.

However, no information about the medical condition of either of them could be found, hospital spokeswoman Sarah Hyde said.

The driver of the Mercury, a 17-year-old Grass Valley boy, was taken to Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital complaining of pain in his foot and toes. The hospital does not release information about minors.

Rodriguez was arrested and booked into Wayne Brown Correctional Facility on suspicion of felony reckless driving and violation of a court order to prevent domestic violence. He told authorities he is unemployed.

His bail was set at $10,750. He remained in custody late Sunday, a jail official said.


To contact staff writer Trina Kleist, e-mail trinak@theunion.com or call 477-4231.

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