Authorities Identify Driver Anthony Monterroza Killed in Magalia High-Speed Crash, Passenger Hospitalized
MAGALIA, CA (April 9, 2021) – Authorities have identified the driver who died in a high-speed accident in Magalia Monday afternoon, April 5.
He was 23-year-old Anthony Monterroza of Manteca, according to the Butte County Coroner’s Office.
The accident happened just before 4:00 p.m. on New Skyway just past Pentz Road. Monterroza was speeding and driving recklessly when he came around a coroner too fast. The car went off the roadway, falling 60 feet, hitting a tree and spinning around.
As a result, Monterroza sustained fatal injuries and died at the scene.
A passenger in the car suffered moderate to major injuries. Paramedics took the patient to a hospital for proper treatment.
Both Monterroza and his passenger were wearing their seatbelts and it is unknown if drugs or alcohol were a factor, the CHP said.
An investigation into this accident is active and ongoing.
We send our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Anthony Monterroza.
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