California Highway Patrol
• An 80-year-old woman driving the wrong way on the Golden Center Freeway caused two vehicle accidents at about 10:30 a.m.
Marion Buck, of Grass Valley, was reportedly driving a 1993 Plymouth Voyager east, in the westbound lanes of the freeway between Brunswick Drive and Gold Flat Road. Just west of Gold Flat, Buck allegedly caused a 1989 Honda Civic to swerve out of the way and strike the center divide. The driver suffered minor injuries and declined treatment.
Buck allegedly continued east. Just east of Gold Flat Road, she reportedly caused a 2003 Honda CRV to brake suddenly to avoid a collision. The CRV was rear-ended by another vehicle. The driver declined treatment.
At that point, Buck exited the freeway and was stopped by Nevada City police. The crash is under investigation and Buck will most likely face some criminal charges.
• Three horses were killed after they became loose and ran onto Highway 20 in front of a pickup truck east of Nevada City. The accident occurred at about 6:45 a.m. Forrest Robison, 52, of Nevada City, was driving a county-owned truck west on Highway 20.
East of Dow Road, four horses and one donkey, who got loose from their owner, ran onto the highway in front of Robison. He struck three horses, and all three were killed. The vehicle had major front-end damage, but Robison was not hurt, according to the Highway Patrol, because he was driving a tall vehicle. Had he been driving a car, the horses might have gone through the windshield, according to the CHP.
• The east-bound access road onto the Golden Center Freeway was reported flooded at 5:13 p.m. Several drains were also reportedly clogged.
• At 5:59 p.m., a caller on the 300 block of Bennett Street reported that a tree had fallen onto his apartment. No one was hurt and the tree was cut up and removed.
• At 9:52 a.m., a caller on the 11400 block of Nevada City Highway reported that his or her vehicle had been vandalized. The windshield and drivers’ side window were reportedly smashed, and a golf club was still sticking out from one of the windows.
Nevada County Sheriff’s Office
• Mail was reported stolen, at 8:45 a.m., from a mailbox on the 12900 block of Bitney Springs Road.
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