Woman who died on Highway 26 Saturday identified

The Record

RANCHO CALAVERAS — The Calaveras County Coroner’s Office identified a 24-year-old Valley Springs woman who died Saturday morning on Highway 26 as Alicia Duncan of Valley Springs.

According to the California Highway Patrol, Duncan, for unknown reasons, came out of a pickup while it was traveling at an undetermined speed along Highway 26 just west of Heinemann Drive in the Rancho Calaveras area about 2:10 a.m. Saturday.

Duncan was a passenger in a 2011 Chevrolet pickup driven by Richard Adams, 36, of Valley Springs. The impact of hitting the ground caused her to suffer fatal injuries, according to the CHP.

Adams was determined by responding officers to be under the influence of alcohol and was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, the CHP reported.

Anyone with information on this incident is being asked to contact the San Andreas CHP office at (209) 754-3541.


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