Seven injured in head-on collision at Colusa Yolo County line


At about, 3:30 PM on Saturday, Aug. 31, six Rancho Cordova residents, and a Sacramento resident were injured during a head on collision.

According to the Williams Area CHP, Jose Garcia, 42, of Rancho Corodova, was driving a 2004 Chevrolet Silverado westbound on County Line Road at the Colusa Yolo county line. Steffan Rooney, 26, of Sacramento, was driving a 2018 Mercedes Sprinter Van, southbound on Highway 99w in Arbuckle.

“Garcia traveling westbound, failed to yield the right of way to the Mercedes traveling southbound on County Road 99W,” the CHP said in a press release. “The front of the Mercedes collided with the front of the Chevrolet and both vehicles came to rest on the south west corner of the intersection with major damage.”

The CHP said, Rooney, Garcia, and Gonzalez were wearing their seat belts. It is unknown at this time if the other parties were wearing their seat belt at the time of the collision.

Passengers of the 2004 Silverado include: Maria Reyes, 39; Guadalupe Reyes, 11; Jose Gonzalez 60; a five-year-old juvenile, and a person with a reported unknown age, Juana Rodriguez. All parties were transported to various hospitals with injuries ranging from lacerations to critical injuries.

Dunnigan volunteer firefighters responding with assistance from the Arbuckle Fire Department, the Williams fire Department, the Colusa County Sheriff’s Department, Yolo County Sheriff’s Department and the Woodland Area CHP, and the Williams Area CHP.

This is an active collision investigation. Any person with information pertinent to this investigation is asked to contact the CHP at our non-emergency line 1-800-TELL-CHP (1-800-835-5247) or the CHP Williams Area Office at (530) 473-2821.

Lloyd Green Jr, Editor
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.