Sacto 9-1-1
November 19, 2012
Yuba City teen dies after car goes out of control on wet pavement

An 18-year-old died when the car in which she was riding spun out of control on a wet Garden Highway and hit a tree.

The California Highway Patrol reported that Kayla Lizama-Pierson, 18, of Yuba City died from her injuries suffered in the crash that occurred about 11 p.m. Saturday night. The CHP said that Lizama-Pierson was in a Honda Civic driven by another 18 year old, Natalie P. Boutilier of Yuba City, on the Garden Highway near Barry Road, when the car began to lose traction after negotiating a slight curve int he road.

The car began spinning and traveled off the road, entering a walnut orchard south of Yuba City. The car slid sideways through the muddy orchard before the passenger side hit a tree.

Neither alcohol nor drugs are a factor in the crash, according to the CHP.

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