Kayla Rodriguez and Raul Leal Killed in 2-Car Crash on Highway 70 [Oroville, CA]
Parents of 7-Month-Old Baby Pronounced Dead after 2-Vehicle Accident near Ophir Road in Oroville
OROVILLE, CA (February 18, 2021) – Thursday evening, Kayla Rodriguez and Raul Leal were killed in a 2-car crash on Highway 70 near Ophir Road.
California Highway Patrol responded to the collision around 5:00 p.m., after receiving multiple dispatch calls in the area. However, the events leading up to the crash remain unclear.
Upon arrival, paramedics pronounced two occupants dead on scene due to the extent of injuries sustained. In addition, reports indicate that 21-year-Old Raul Leal and 19-year-old Kayla Rodriguez were the parents of Niko Rodriguez-Leal, their 7-month-old baby.
Moreover, the surrounding area on Highway 70 was closed for a brief time during cleanup and preliminary duties. Although, the roadway has since reopened to traffic.
The family of both deceased victims have started a GoFundMe to support the funeral costs for both Leal and Rodriguez.
At this time, authorities continue to investigate to determine further details. Once available, more information will be released to the public.
The Sweet James team would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Kayla Rodriguez and Raul Leal during this difficult time.
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