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Fatality accident closes Taylor Road in Loomis

Loomis man dead, female pedestrian injured in accident

Taylor Road to be closed all day
By: Joyia Emard, Loomis News Editor
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A Loomis man is dead and a female pedestrian was injured after two accidents involving the same limousine vehicle occurred on Saturday morning on Taylor Road between Sierra College Boulevard and Reyman Road.

Placer County Sheriff's Office investigators expect to be on scene all day trying to piece the accident evidence together to determine a cause, said Deputy Bob Brodovsky. Taylor Road between Sierra College Boulevard and the Bank of America is closed to all traffic except local residents with identification, Brodovsky said. He said from Shawn Way to the Bank of America building is completely closed.

Brodovsky said the area is being treated as a crime scene.

"It's all under investigation. The coroner is on scene. With a crime scene this large it could take up to 10 hours to complete the investigation," Brodovsky said.

According to Loomis Fire Protection District Chief Dave Wheeler, the deceased driver of the black limousine is a Loomis man, who lives on Horseshoe Bar Road. He was the sole occupant of the limousine.

Wheeler said apparently the limousine was traveling eastbound on Taylor Road when it moved onto the shoulder and hit a female pedestrian, just east of Sierra College Boulevard. He said witnesses said the vehicle then proceeded erratically, crossed into opposing traffic, hit a mini van traveling westbound on Taylor Road and ended up on the embankment. The minivan driver was the sole occupant of the vehicle and was uninjured.

Wheeler said the emergency call came in at about 9:20 a.m., Saturday, March 23. He said Loomis Fire responded to the limousine accident scene and Penryn Fire Protection District, whose staff was training at the Loomis firehouse, responded to the female pedestrian. He said the response time was very quick.

Wheeler said Loomis fire performed CPR on the limousine driver for 30 minutes and used a defibrillator, but were unable to revive the victim. He said  the victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

He said the female pedestrian was apparently jogging and suffered what appeared to be non-life threatening injuries after she was hit by the limousine. Wheeler said she was transported on a Code 2, which is considered urgent, but not life threatening, to Sutter Roseville Medical Center.

Wheeler said emergency responders found no obvious evidence of intoxication or signs of injury on the deceased driver.

The names of the victims have not been released.

While the driver may have suffered a medical emergency, investigators are unable to determine that at this time.