Fatal accident at Tracy intersection
by TP staff
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The driver's side of the silver Honda was smashed in / Courtesy photo
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A car crash in Tracy on Saturday sent four people to the hospital, one of whom was pronounced dead later that day.

Cops showed up to the two-car collision at West Valpico Road and Sycamore Parkway at about 3:40 Saturday, finding one car on the center median and the other in the middle of the intersection, according to Tracy police Sgt. Luis Mejia. Tracy police closed the intersection for a few hours for investigation and cleanup.

Photos show that a silver Honda collided with a dark blue Mercedes-Benz SUV. The driver’s side of the Honda was smashed in. Police said the driver of the Mercedes walked away before police arrived. A relative identified the man who died in the crash as Ricardo Navia, a 45-year-old from Modesto.

Authorities ordered a helicopter to take one of the victims to Doctors Hospital in Modesto and sent Tracy Police Chaplain Don Higgins to the hospital shortly after the crash after reports came in that Navia was dying, according to the dispatch log.

The cause of the collision is still under investigation.

Calls to Tracy police were not immediately returned.

Contact a Tracy Press reporter or editor at 835-3030 or tpnews@tracypress.com.

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shelly13
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October 04, 2009
I'm sorry for that unknown209...but tell us what the heck is the story with itztheanswer? He needs some help. I hope someone will enter his life and is able to help him with his issues, otherwise I am very afraid of what he may grow up to be.

He should re-read his comments to see why we may think he's a thug...if it walks like a duck, talks like a duck, looks like a duck...it's probably a duck. He has shown us nothing other than thug like behavior.
209rez
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October 04, 2009
mexican4life - don't feed the troll. He's not a thug, 16 year old wanna-be thug yes...he's probably bored trolling gamer forums where everyone is sick of his language and lack of intellect.
unknown209
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October 03, 2009
i dont have a mom
mexican4life
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October 03, 2009
I thought I read about the boys being orphand, then they stated the the driver's mom had passed away not too long ago. Where is the other boys mom and dad? What are their thoughts about this? Are they as careless as the sister or....?

I am seriouse, we need to have the parents input on this matter then we will know how the kids were raised and then we wil know what the trouble in this boys life to take off like that at a crime scene and also the trouble that leads the sister to cuss and the other person who says they know them as well to be so heartless. Something is wrong with this family. I hope the parents are different. The mother plays an important role in this and I think we need to ask her. So unknown209, what does your mom think about this? Where does she stand with all of this happening in your life?
mexican4life
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October 03, 2009
first of all, I would like to send my condolences to those who have lost a loved one, especially to his three daughters. No one deserves to die like this. Its true, we all die eventualy but this is probably the least expected way to die.

itsTheanswer, you should do a couple of things, first of all, try to fix your language. No wonder these kids did the things they did, being around you explains. We don't know who you are but from what you wrote, you are a low life wana be thug who has probably dropped out of huigh school since your writing is so horrible.

unknown209, why are you pouring your heart out? Shouldn't your brother be defending himself? This site is for ppl to put their thoughts on, not the justify. That takes place in courts. Please do some research about the court system and you will c. I wish you guys luck on all. It seems like your brother has got himself in a very big mess, even if he wasn't the driver, he isn't any less innocent. Someone should look into the brothers life, why did he do the thing he did? Something must have led him to do this, right. Maybe he has a very troubled life? Maybe he is into drugs, maybe he is not, who knows. The only way we will find out is if someone researches about him.

Christ is there for us. Please keep praying for all. God bless
mexican4life
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October 03, 2009
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LarriB
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October 03, 2009
There really is not a good way to take this problem, for both parties. Inconveniences that are being brought up from these commentary remarks are childish. Mercedes party, being a native of Tracy or at least the neighborhood should know the local street signs/signals. At the age of 16 the rules of the road should still be fresh. None of you really know what is going through the kids mind right now. Someone else's death on your hands is a heavy burden for anyone to deal with. Even if it was from poor judgment and a accidental mishap. All I can say for you is this is the time to grow up and man up and accept that what you did was wrong, no matter how you look at it you blew the stop sign. The Honda could of been filled with illegal subtances,guns, knives and whatever else you people want to say. As long as the Honda was following the rules of the road then therefore Mercedes is to blame. Unfortunatly he, if convictied will only serve a minimum of the maxium sentence. Mainly because of his age.

All of you who are getting mad about this, should take the time that you are wasting on here and put it to some good use. Remember the one you lost and forgive those who caused harm. I am sure no one set out on that dreadful day to cause the pain that happend. I know sorry wont change anything, but dont let this consume you. Life still goes on and from what you all can see from this it's way too short to waste.

, Larri B





unknown209
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October 03, 2009
BOTH BOYS DID NOT WALK AWAY.

THE BOY WHOM WAS THE PASSENGER IN THE BACK ONLY WALKED AWAY FROM THE SCENE DUE TO PANICK BUT INFORMATION ABOUT HIM WAS GIVEN TO THE POLICE .. ITS NOT LIKE IT WAS HIDDEN
unknown209
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October 03, 2009
the car was the driver's moms

it was not stolen

the kids in the SUV were not drunk

the car was not stolen! please get that thru ur heads. registraction and ownership was checked by police at the time of the accident

i for a fact know whose car that is.. once again.. the driver's mom's car who recently passed away

the kids are not orphans

shelly13
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October 03, 2009
Seriously, you have got to be the most ridiculous kid I have ever come into contact with. We wonder why our country is going down the tubes? I hope and pray your parent or some teacher, coach or friend is able to get through to you and help you to mature and grow up to be an upstanding adult. I truly wish that for you and I hope all the facts on this case come out and we can let it rest.
iTzTheAnswer
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October 03, 2009
u kno wat i think that the honda purposely said to himself i want to get in a car accident today becasuse my life sucks so i guess it happened

ConcernedNeighbor
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October 03, 2009
Uh, I must have missed that, if that is true, then the kids are orphans?

No, I don't want to believe that!

Heartbreaking and speechless...

CN
shelly13
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October 03, 2009
I think the 209person said that the car was the kids mom's, who had passed away fairly recently, I think. It's just so sad all the way around.

ConcernedNeighbor
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October 03, 2009
In the first place do you think a woman with whole family in the car would have a death wish????

I think not!!! Not sure if the information on alcohol level is reliable or if she did consume it at all!!! Fabrication of a story would get anyone in trouble! I am more curious about the boys and why they walked away.... too shocked at what they did, in the creating of the nightmare... that they walked away inappropriately.... or ALCOHOL impairing their judgment even further, of course this one is speculation...

CN
ConcernedNeighbor
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October 03, 2009
Were the boys tested for blood alcohol, too?

CN

I find it most curious that these two people are defending those people as if they have vested interest in them???

By the way, whose Mercedes does it belong to?

Looks like they will be able to fork over money with ease after the lawsuit??

If stolen, what an headache!

Parents of the boys, sure have not been celebrating since that fateful day... not happy people!!!

Whew, what a mess the young people created, sign of immaturity...someones gonna have to bail them out of that mess.

CN.. would have kicked them in the arse for not staying at the scene, but lucky for them........couldn't!
shelly13
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October 03, 2009
The blood alcohol comment is funny itztheanswer. VaneeBee is right, a level that high is very rare because most people would be incoherent or unconscious.

It would take 13 drinks in one hour to get a 160 pound woman to the 4.0 limit.

BAC = .30-.50 = Symptoms are complete unconsciousness, depressed or absent reflexes, subnormal body temperature, incontinence, and impairment of circulation and respiration.

Death may occur at .37% or higher. BACs of .45% and higher are fatal to nearly all individuals.

shelly13
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October 03, 2009
One thing I did not see here or in the other articles....(maybe I'm wrong, correct me if it says it somewhere), but was everyone in both cars wearing seatbelts? If the people in the Honda were not, that might explain some of why their injuries were so bad... If the SUV was not going as fast as we have all thought and they were not wearing seatbelts, that could explain a lot. It will be interesting to see what the investigation brings...so we wait....
anonymous
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October 03, 2009
do u guys know what the bottom line of all this is? that there is 3 people at the hospital still, 1 is DEAD, and that there is 3 girls w/o a dad? tell me how do u fix that? how do u bring their DAD back? while u r home with your parents, nothing of all this would of happened if you would pay more attention to the road when u were driving that SUV.
anonymous
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October 03, 2009
yeah you really need to do your homework before you throw your lies out. thank you vanneebee for letting him have it.

as of this message i consider arguing with unknown209 pointless.

my words or anyone elses dont matter to these two indiduals.

they apparently do not have hearts for what they are saying.

i will let the law speak for itself.
unknown209
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October 02, 2009
u tell me since ur such a know it all


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