Steven Michael Pruitt Arrested after Deadly DUI Crash on Nice-Lucerne Cutoff [Lake County, CA]

Steven Michael Pruitt Arrested after Deadly DUI Crash on Nice-Lucerne Cutoff [Lake County, CA]

Steven Michael Pruitt Arrested after Deadly DUI Crash on Nice-Lucerne Cutoff [Lake County, CA]

Steven Michael Pruitt Arrested after Deadly DUI Crash on Nice-Lucerne Cutoff [Lake County, CA]

Man Fatally Struck by DUI Driver near Rodman Slough in Lake County

LAKE COUNTY, CA (September 24, 2021) – Wednesday morning, Steven Michael Pruitt was arrested after a deadly DUI crash on Nice-Lucerne Cutoff.

Around 7:26 a.m., Pruitt was driving a dark blue Chevrolet Camaro west on the road, just west of Rodman Slough.

There, he veered over the solid double yellow lines and into the oncoming lanes. Shortly after, Pruitt collided head-on with an eastbound green Honda Civic.

The Camaro then came to a rest on the north edge of the cutoff while the Honda stopped on the south edge. Due to the impact of the crash, the Honda driver was pronounced dead at the scene.

In addition, 35-year-old Steven Michael Pruitt of Lakeport, was arrested for driving under the influence of drugs. His bail is set at $1 million.


We would like to send our sincere sympathies to the loved ones of the deceased driver. May you find comfort and strength during this time.


If you have lost someone you loved in a DUI car accident, do not hesitate to contact Sweet James today. It is our goal to provide your loved one the highest quality of legal representation. Our firm is dedicated to helping your bereaved family obtain both justice and maximum settlement. Our seasoned personal injury attorneys will fight by your side and get what you rightfully deserve. Call us for your free consultation at (800) 975-3435. Click here to request a police report.


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