Roseville, Calif.- At 8:45 a.m. Wednesday, February 28, a passer-by notified the Roseville Police Department of an overturned vehicle in Pleasant Grove Creek, near Fiddyment Road and Blue Oaks Boulevard.
Roseville Police and Fire personnel responded. Roseville Fire Department divers extricated a man, identified as Tony Raintimee, 21, of Sacramento, from the overturned vehicle, and began CPR. Mr. Raintimee was transported by ambulance to Sutter Roseville Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at approximately 1 p.m.
Emergency personnel, including the Sacramento County Sheriff’s helicopter, searched the area and did not locate any additional victims.
From the initial investigation, it appears that the vehicle, a 2007 Ford Focus four-door sedan, was proceeding south on Fiddyment Road. The driver apparently failed to negotiate a sharp curve and drove straight toward the creek, where the vehicle overturned in approximately 5 feet of water. It is unknown at this time when the incident occurred.
The incident is being investigated by the Roseville Police Department’s Major Accident Investigation Team.