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The holiday weekend was a busy one for the CHP in Nevada County. High Speed Crashes sent 3 men to the hospital.
Friday evening, 22 year old Tyler Lamarche (La marsh) of Grass Valley was driving a 2003 Mitsubishi Lancer EVO northbound on Brewer Rd north of Gamble Lane at a high rate of speed. Several witnesses reported observing the Mitsubishi traveling in excess of 100 mph just prior to the collision. Lamarche failed to negotiate a left curve in the roadway and the Mitsubishi traveled off the east road edge and began to rotate in a counterclockwise direction. The right rear side of vehicle collided into a tree, inducing major damage to the vehicle. Lamarche and his passenger were extricated from the vehicle by emergency personnel and were transported to Sutter Roseville Medical Center for treatment of their injuries. Drugs and/or alcohol do not appear to be a factor in this collision. This collision is still under investigation.
Minutes later at 10:50 PM, 20- year old Christopher Olive was driving his 1986 Toyota SR5 pickup eastbound on You Bet Road just west of Mulberry Lane. Olive attempted to negotiate a sharp left hand curve at a speed in excess of the posted 30 MPH limit. Olive’s unsafe turning movement considering his speed and the curve of the road caused the pickup to run off of the south side of the road and overturn down a hillside. The pickup came to rest on its roof against two pine trees. Olive sustained fractured vertebrae and lacerations. Olive was not wearing a seat belt and exited the pickup on his own, likely exacerbating his injuries.
Fire department/medical personnel responded to the scene along with CHP. Olive was flown by CalStar Helicopter to Sutter Roseville Hospital. CHP is handling the investigation and alcohol is not a suspected factor in this collision. You Bet Rd was closed briefly for medical personnel.