Man still in serious condition after crash |

Man still in serious condition after crash

A Grass Valley man who survived a crash last month that killed his driver remained in serious condition Friday in Sutter Roseville Medical Center.

Erik Nelander, 28, and Carl McCroskey, 30, were ejected from McCroskey’s car on Allison Ranch Road on Aug. 24. McCroskey later died of his injuries.

The California Highway Patrol had been investigating whether alcohol played a role, but CHP Spokesman Troy Marks said the investigation was discontinued because of McCroskey’s death.

Officers initially thought McCroskey was a passenger and not the driver. A blood-alcohol test wasn’t taken because he had received a blood transfusion, which would have rendered a test inaccurate, Marks said.

– The Union staff

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