Tragic Accident Claims Two Arbuckle Residents

At approximately 10:20 a.m. on October 2, 2012, Arbuckle Fire Department was dispatched to a motor vehicle accident on Hillgate Road, in Arbuckle; just west of Whiskey Creek road, involving a pickup truck versus a nut bankout wagon.

According to the California Highway Patrol, Travis Green, 19 of Arbuckle was in his 1991 Ford F250 heading eastbound on Hillgate Road when Jaime Paez-Gomez, 36 of Arbuckle entered the roadway, failing to yield to on coming traffic, in a 2010 Thomas Nut Bankout causing the two vehicles to collide.

After the initial impact, the Nut Bankout spun counterclockwise ejecting Paez-Gomez; while Green continued out of control for approximately 100 yards before coming to rest overturned on the north side of Hillgate Road.

Both Green and Paez-Gomez suffered fatal injuries and were pronounced dead at the scene. The devastating news impacted the small farming community as both Green and
Paez-Gomez were widely known throughout the community.

Just several days earlier, the community was impacted by the death of 17-year-old Jordan Hollis who was killed in a single automobile accident on Lonestar Road on Friday,
September 21, 2012.

The Travis Green memorial is scheduled for Monday, October 15, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. at the Arbuckle Fire Hall.

The Jamie Paez-Gomez memorial was held on Tuesday, October 9th at 10:00 a.m. at the Arbuckle Catholic Church. ■

Lloyd Green Jr. is the Owner and Publisher of the Williams Pioneer Review. He is dedicated in publishing the news and informing the community of Colusa County. Lloyd has been with the publication since 2008, and purchased the business in 2010. Under his ownership the newspaper has grown significantly in subscriptions, publishes weekly, and obtained the title of Newspaper of General Circulation by the Superior Court of Colusa County in Sept. 2007. Lloyd is also the director of advertising, classified manager, legal notice clerk, and circulation manager. To contact Lloyd, email him at or call (530) 458-4141 ext. 100.