Man, 23, killed in Truckee car wreck was not wearing seatbelt
TRUCKEE, Calif. — A 23-year-old Northern California man died Thursday evening in a single-vehicle accident in Truckee, officials said.
Brayton Walters, of Fair Oaks, Calif., was a passenger in a 1983 Toyota pickup driven by 21-year-old Jacob Young, of Citrus Heights, Calif.
The two were traveling eastbound on Meadow Lake Road near the Ponderosa Palisades when Young for an unknown reason lost control of the vehicle, according to the California highway Patrol.
The pickup left the roadway and overturned one time before landing onto its wheels. Emergency personnel responded to the accident at about 11:45 p.m.
According to CGP, prior to emergency personnel arriving, Young left the scene to find help, traveling about 3 miles along Meadow Lake Road to obtain cell service to call 911.
Walters was still in the passenger seat, breathing with a weak pulse when emergency crews arrived.
CHP personnel immediately began rendering medical aid to Walters, who later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene by Truckee Fire Protection District.
According to CHP, Walters had not been wearing a seatbelt. No injuries were reported for Young, who was wearing a seatbelt.
CHP does not believe alcohol and/or drugs played a role in the accident.
Anyone with information about this incident should contact the Truckee CHP office at 530-582-7570 and ask for Officer Paulos.