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Driver killed in Indian Hill Road crash ID'd as Newcastle man

By: Journal Staff Report
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AUBURN CA - The Placer County Coroner’s Office released the identity Thursday of the driver of a car killed in a collision Wednesday morning on Indian Hill Road in Newcastle. The driver, who died at the scene of the crash just outside Auburn city limits, was Robert L. Fidler, 81, of Newcastle. The female passenger in Fidler’s vehicle has been identified as Lila Fidler, 76. She is currently listed in critical condition at UC Davis Medical Center. Driver of the other vehicle, Joshua W. Newton, 20, of Auburn, was treated and discharged at Sutter Roseville Medical Center shortly after the collision, authorities said. California Highway Patrol Officer David Martinez said speed was not a factor in the collision and the investigation had indicated Newton was not at fault. – Gus Thomson