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 Jude Douden and Joseph Rant Killed in Car Crash on CA- 49 near Dry Creek Road
AUBURN: Jude Douden and Joseph Rantz, both 18, Died in Tragic Car Accident on Highway 49 near Dry Creek Road – file photo

2 High School Seniors Dead After Head-On Collision

AUBURN, CALIFORNIA (December 15, 2016) – Two Bear River High School seniors, identified as Jude Alexander Douden and Joseph Devon Rantz, died in a tragic collision on Highway 49 near Dry Creek Road when their vehicle crossed the center line and collided with a Ford F-350, reported The Union. (map)

The accident happened around 1:15 p.m. on Highway 49, near Dry Creek Road.

Despite the fact that both Jude Douden and Joseph Rantz were wearing seatbelts, one of the victims was ejected from the vehicle.

A preliminary investigation revealed the two students were driving southbound they lost control of their vehicle, crossed into the northbound lane and were then struck by a Ford F-350 truck.

The driver of the Ford truck was uninjured.

According to the California Highway Patrol, rainy weather appears to be a factor in the collision.

“Sadly, there are no words that can comfort all family members and friends affected by this tragic accident,” said the attorneys from Lexton Law, a personal injury law firm. “Our thoughts and prayers are with all those involved.”

Lexton Law Firm provides legal assistance and support to accident victims and their families for no upfront costs. Negotiating with insurance companies can be difficult, especially if you are dealing with a loss or if the driver was a family member or friend. Serving California, including Placer County, you can rest assured that we will make winning your case our top priority. Call today at (877) 541-2111 for further information.


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