Child killed in vehicle rollover
Monday, July 7 — A Saturday, July 5 vehicle rollover claimed the life of an unrestrained 3-year-old child.
According to the California Highway Patrol, Jamie Sauce, 32, of Stockton, California was driving a 1996 Chevrolet Astro van southbound on Highway 395 south of the Secret Valley rest area near Ravendale. Traveling with her were Florencio Sierra, 32, and four juveniles ages 1 through 7.
The accident occurred at approximately 6:42 a.m. when the tread of the right rear tire of the vehicle separated. In response, Sauce applied the brakes causing her to lose control of the vehicle. The van traveled off of the west roadway edge and descended a steep embankment where it overturned, ejecting several of the unrestrained juvenile occupants.