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Sunday crash victim identified

Single-car accident occurred on I-80 near Gold Run
By: Martha Garcia, Colfax Record Editor
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The woman killed March 10 in a single-car accident on Interstate 80 has been identified as Soledad Voss, 35, of Carmichael, according to Officer Chris Nave, a spokesman for the California Highway Patrol Gold Run Office.

Voss was a passenger in a vehicle being driven by Bernard Evangelista, of Sacramento, who survived the crash that occurred at 3:02 p.m. on westbound Interstate 80, east of the Gold Run exit.

The couple was returning from a day of skiing, Nave said, and the vehicle – a 2013 Ford Explorer – was traveling about 70-80 miles per hour, in the slow lane. While entering a curve in the roadway, the driver appeared to have “straightened out the curve” and subsequently sideswiped two trees and hit a third tree head on, he said.

Voss suffered fatal injuries, while Evangelista sustained a broken right arm and lacerations and was airlifted to Sutter Roseville Medical Center.

“It looks like they were up skiing and on the way back they most likely fell asleep,” Nave said. He said there was no indication of alcohol or drugs being involved in the accident and that the incident is still under investigation.