Uncle of farmer who died in Yolo County accident visits site of crash

A fourth person has died of their injuries Friday after a single-vehicle crash in Yolo County the day before that injured seven others.The California Highway Patrol said the crash happened around 2:55 pm on County Road 14, which is between Interstate 5 and Interstate 505, just west of the community of Zamora.The day after, a farmworker approaching the site of the crash — a smashed tree and miscellaneous possessions strewn about from the crash are all that remain — and said he was supposed to be in the van that crashed, but he didn’t go to work with the 11 others because he woke up with a nosebleed.The van usually carries up to 15 people, and Adrian Sosa Guzmán explained that farmworkers tend to ride in big groups for economic reasons; they all pitch in for gas and travel together.Sosa Guzmán said he’s the uncle of 25-year-old Antonio Yáñez Sosa, who was driving yesterday and was one of the four who died.As a farmworker himself, Sosa Guzmán came to check out the scene of the accident, adding that the jobs they have to take are usually a long distance from home, which further adds to the deep cultural issues that they already face.José Briseño, the consul of protection and legal affairs at the Consulate General of Mexico in Sacramento, told KCRA 3 that all the individuals who were in the crash are from Mexico and they’ve been in contact with the families of those victims to offer assistance.”We had the opportunity to talk to the family – to let them know that we are here to support them,” Briseño said. “What we do in these types of cases is we help them coordinate and get in communication with authorities.”Families in need of information or assistance from the Mexican Consulate are advised to call 916-397-8686.

A fourth person has died of their injuries Friday after a single-vehicle crash in Yolo County the day before that injured seven others.

The California Highway Patrol said the crash happened Thursday around 2:55 pm on County Road 14, which is between Interstate 5 and Interstate 505, just west of the community of Zamora.

The day after, a farmworker approached the site of the crash — a smashed tree and miscellaneous possessions strewn about from the crash are all that remains — and said he was supposed to be in the van that crashed, but he didn’t go to work with the 11 others because he woke up with a nosebleed.

The van usually carries up to 15 people, and Adrian Sosa Guzmán explained that farmworkers tend to ride in big groups for economic reasons; they all pitch in for gas and travel together.

Sosa Guzmán said he’s the uncle of 25-year-old Antonio Yáñez Sosa, who was driving yesterday and was one of the four who died.

As a farmworker himself, Sosa Guzmán came to check out the scene of the accident, adding that the jobs they have to take are usually a long distance from home, which further adds to the deep cultural issues that they already face.

José Briseño, the consul of protection and legal affairs at the Consulate General of Mexico in Sacramento, told KCRA 3 that all the individuals who were in the crash are from Mexico and they’ve been in contact with the families of those victims to offer assistance .

“We had the opportunity to talk to the family – to let them know that we are here to support them,” Briseño said. “What we do in these types of cases is we help them coordinate and get in communication with authorities.”

Families in need of information or assistance from the Mexican Consulate are advised to call 916-397-8686.

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