Another tragic accident involving a Corvette happened this month, this time in Sacramento, California near the California State University Sacramento campus. Occurring on the afternoon of Saturday, February 1st, this accident involved two vehicles – a Jeep Wrangler and a C5 Corvette. Check out the Public Safety News Network video above for more details.
According to KCRA Channel 3, the car accident happened around 3:45 p.m. on February 1st at the intersection of Howe Avenue and College Town Drive. According to police, a Jeep Wrangler was coming around the corner from Howe Ave. to College Town Drive when it T-boned a C5 Corvette, which was heading west.
The Corvette, driven by 83-year-old Gerald F. Ryder, was severely damaged in the incident. Gerald, a Sacramento resident, was pronounced dead at the scene. Occupants of the Jeep suffered only minor injuries.
The accident closed down College Town Drive at La Riviera Drive for a few hours while police investigated the incident.
In another video report released by Fox 40 News on the Sacramento Bee’s website, it is discussed that speed could have been a factor in the accident and that it was reported that the Corvette pulled out just in front of the Jeep. You can see this report below.
Another tragic accident in the Corvette community reminds us how mortal we all really are. Stay safe out there!