Tuesday, July 27, 2021


Orangevale woman killed in Highway 20 collision

On June 17, at approximately 12:15 PM, Barbara Newton, 52, of Orangevale, CA, was driving her vehicle, a 2016 Ford Fusion, eastbound on Highway 20 just east of Highway 16 at approximately 55 MPH.

Abel Martir, 44, of Stockton, was driving a 2006 Honda Odyssey Van, westbound on Highway 20 at approximately 55 MPH.

For known reasons, Newton allowed her vehicle to drift off the south shoulder of Highway 20 and collided with a guardrail. This collision caused her vehicle to travel out of control and subsequently crossed over the westbound lane and collided with Martir’s vehicle.

Newton’s vehicle then overturned onto its roof and came to rest on its wheels.

Newton was pronounced deceased at the scene by Enoloe Paramedics due to injuries sustained in the collision.

The Driver, Martir, was transported to Santa Rosa Hospital with major injuries, and his passengers, Monica Martir, 43, Isaias Martir, 18, and a juvenile under the age of 18 of Stockton, and a juvenile under the age of 18, of Linden, CA, were transported to Kaiser Vacaville for minor to moderate injuries. â– 

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