Auburn Police continue Old Town crash investigation

By: Journal Staff
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Auburn Police were releasing no new information Wednesday on a crash outside an Old Town restaurant Monday that injured three diners.

The last report from police issued Tuesday afternoon stated that an Auburn-area man in his 50s was in serious condition at Sutter Roseville Medical Center. He was pinned under an SUV that entered the outdoor patio area from the parking lot.

The seriously injured man was not being identified by Auburn Police.

Sgt. Michael Garlock said Tuesday that the identity of the man, plus the names of the other two people injured in the crash, as well as the driver of the SUV, would be released by police when investigators had more definitive information in the case.

According to police on Tuesday, the SUV - with a woman aged between 65 and 75 behind the wheel - entered the patio from the Tio Pepe Mexican Restaurant parking lot on Washington Street and plowed into a party of three diners.

A woman - identified by police as the wife of the man taken to Roseville hospital - and the other man - a visitor from Minnesota - were discharged after being treated for injuries at Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital. All three were described as in their 50s.

Emergency personnel used blocks and a hoist to remove the SUV from on top of the man. The crash was first reported at about 2:40 p.m. The driver of the SUV was not arrested or charged with any crime, police said Tuesday.