The motorist who was killed last week Saturday after driving a vehicle over the edge of the road and down an embankment while traveling on Highway 229 East, in Bella Vista, California, has been identified.
The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office disclosed the victim’s identity on Tuesday, March 31, as 43-year-old Tilak Madhukar Baviskar of Yuba City, while commending every citizen who reports car accidents once witnessed.
The tragic wreck took place in the evening on Saturday, March 28, near Sugar Pine Camp Road. According to the California Highway Patrol, the crash was called in just before 6 pm reporting an overturned vehicle about 20 miles east of Redding.
Investigations ascertained that the crash victim was traveling east on Highway 229 when for unspecified reasons, the vehicle rolled over and skidded down an embankment. The vehicle operator sustained fatal injuries as a result.
Paramedics responding to the tragic occurrence pronounced Tilak Madhukar Baviskar dead at the scene. No other vehicle was involved in the traffic wreck.
The county sheriff’s office has requested a post-mortem examination to be conducted on the deceased. The result would determine the deceased’s cause of death, as well as ascertain whether intoxication was a factor in the accident.
The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office added that it is essential that an eyewitness reports car accidents to the appropriate authorities as soon as they occur to increase the victim’s chances of survival and facilitate the investigative processes.
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