Castro Valley Woman Dies in Car Accident in Solano County

In Sue, 59, was killed Saturday morning in a collision with a farm tractor along I-505 near Vacaville.

By Bay City News Service

A Castro Valley woman died in a crash Saturday morning between a farm tractor and a Honda Accord on Interstate Highway 505 near Vacaville, the Solano County coroner's office said today.

Coroner's deputy Jackson Harris identified the woman as 59-year-old In Sue.

Sue was lying down unsecured in the back of the 2008 Honda that was traveling south on I-505 north of Vacaville around 8:50 a.m., California Highway Patrol Sgt. Jason Hekker said.

The Honda, driven at 70 mph in the right lane by Boon Wang, 52, of Castro Valley, passed several cars and then failed to brake or take evasive action before striking the back of a large 2010 Massey Ferguson farm tractor that was traveling at 15 mph in both the right shoulder and part of the right lane of the highway, Hekker said.

The Honda rolled twice and landed on its wheels. Sue was ejected from the car, landed on the highway and was pronounced dead at the scene, Hekker said.

The tractor driver, Gabriel Gomez, 34, of Williams, and Wang suffered moderate injuries and were taken to Kaiser Permanente Vacaville Medical Center, Hekker said.

The crash blocked the highway for two-and-a-half hours, Hekker said. Alcohol or drugs are not suspected as causes of the crash, Hekker said.

Gomez was moving the tractor to another piece of property, and the tractor's hazard lights were flashing, Hekker said.

The weather at the time of the crash between Allendale and Wolfskill roads was clear and dry.

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Nicholas Terry April 16, 2013 at 05:50 PM
To her family & friends, I am so very sorry for the loss of Ms. Sue; she had nothing to do with her death - Boon Wang should be charged with voluntary vehicular manslaughter (given that he was driving like a moron), serve time in prison and stripped of his drivers license for 10 years, once released from prison. We should also charge people a fine for all the services involved in this accident.


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