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Fatal Wrong-Way Crash on 5 Freeway near Lakeland in Shasta; Sadiel Martinez Arrested

Sadiel Martinez Arrested after Fatal Shasta Wrong-Way Accident on 5 Freeway near Lakeland

Shasta, California (September 19, 2019) – Authorities have arrested Sadiel Martinez after a wrong-way deadly crash that happened on Friday last week in Shasta.

The fatal car accident occurred on 5 Freeway near Lakeland on Friday, September 13.

As per the CHP officials, 29-year-old Austin Lee Miller of Weed and a female passenger were driving on 5 Freeway when his car was struck by a 1992 Ford truck. Martinez, the Ford driver was reportedly driving wrong-way on the freeway at the time.

Mr. Miller and his passenger, Ashley Marie Wright, 30, of Grants Pass, Oregon, suffered severe injuries and later died.

Martinez was arrested by officials on suspicion of DUI.  Authorities found illegal guns and illegal marijuana grow at the suspect’s home after a police search.

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