Alfonso Cruz, Thomas Sampley, Katelyn Mitchell and Mehmet Tekin Identified in Marysville Accident
MARYSVILLE, CA (April 20, 2023) – Police identified the four victims who were hurt in a car crash on E Street on April 10.
66-year-old Alfonso Cruz, 63-year-old Thomas Sampley, 29-year-old Katelyn Mitchell, and 44-year-old Mehmet Tekin were all injured in the Marysville accident.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the collision happened shortly before 1:00 PM.
Based on a report, Cruz was driving his 2017 Honda north on the E Street bridge in the left lane at the time of the crash. As he approached traffic, he slowed his vehicle. Behind him were Sampley and Mitchell who also slowed their vehicles due to traffic. At that point, Tekin crashed into the rear of Mitchell’s Odyssey at a high rate of speed.
As a result, all drivers sustained minor to moderate injuries. A 3-year-old child in the Odyssey suffered major injuries and was transported from the hospital in Marysville to a pediatric trauma center in Sacramento.
Officials said drugs or alcohol were not factors in the crash.
As of now, an investigation into the case is ongoing. In addition, no other details are ongoing.
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