On November 29, 2022, at approximately 1356 hours, Guadalupe Ventura Perez was driving a 2019 Nissan Armada westbound on SR-70 east of Camp Layman Road, at approximately 55 MPH. Charles Dunn was driving a 2005 Nissan Sentra westbound on SR-70 directly behind the Armada, at approximately 55 MPH. A group of deer were in the roadway ahead of the vehicles, and Perez slowed the Armada and eventually came to a stop to avoid hitting the deer. Dunn did not see the Armada come to a stop ahead of him in the westbound lane and could not slow or stop in time. As a result, the front of Dunn’s Sentra collided with the rear of Perez’s Armada, within the westbound lane of SR-70. After the crash, both vehicles were driven to the north shoulder of SR-70 where they came to a stop. Perez and Dunn did not claim any injuries at the scene, however, Dunn’s right front passenger, Debra Lee Dunn, sustained fatal injuries as a result of the crash and was pronounced deceased at the scene. This crash remains under investigation by the Quincy Area California Highway Patrol.
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