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Friday, Dec 28 2012 11:50 AM

Passenger killed in early Friday crash

By BREAKING NEWS BLOG

A passenger in a car that crashed into a tree died early Friday morning and the driver was arrested on suspicion of DUI.

The deceased was identified as 20-year-old Clayton Blake Goldman, according to a coroner's office news release. He died at the scene of the 12:35 a.m. crash.

A California Highway Patrol news release said 23-year-old Tessa M. Jennings was the driver.

Jennings was driving westbound on Sidding Road, west of Highway 43, when her 2005 Honda drifted to the right and onto the north right shoulder of Sidding Road, according to the news release. Jennings turned left to correct the car's position but lost control and the vehicle turned in a counter-clockwise direction.

The car crossed the roadway onto the south dirt shoulder and struck a tree, continued in a westerly direction and hit another tree and came to rest in a southerly direction on the south dirt shoulder of Sidding Road. The news release said Jennings suffered minor injuries and was arrested after being treated at a local hospital.

- The Californian

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