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Taylor Road accident victim identified

By: Joyia Emard, Loomis News Editor
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The man killed in Saturday’s traffic accident on Taylor Road has been identified.

Antone “Tony” Eugene McKinley, 62, of Loomis, the driver of a black limousine, died in the March 23 accident, according to Dena Erwin, Placer County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson.

Erwin said the vehicle was not owned by a limousine company, but was the driver’s personal vehicle.

A female pedestrian was also injured when she was struck by the limousine. The injured woman was walking or jogging with another woman eastbound on the shoulder of Taylor Road.

Penryn Fire Protection District Cpt. Justin Buathier responded to the pedestrian and said she was in her mid-20s. He said at one point she lost consciousness. He said she suffered leg and possible head injuries and was transported to Sutter Roseville Medical Center.

Taylor Road was closed all day between Sierra College Boulevard and Bank of America as Placer County Sheriff's Office investigators gathered evidence to try and determine a cause of the accident.

Placer County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Bob Brodovsky said the area was being treated as a crime scene.

"It's all under investigation," Brodovsky said.

According to Loomis Fire Protection District Chief Dave Wheeler, the deceased driver of the black limousine was the sole occupant of the vehicle.

Wheeler said apparently the limousine was traveling eastbound on Taylor Road when it moved onto the shoulder and hit the female pedestrian, just east of Sierra College Boulevard. He said witnesses said the vehicle then proceeded erratically, crossed into opposing traffic, hit a mini van traveling westbound on Taylor Road and ended up on the embankment. The minivan driver was the sole occupant of the vehicle and was uninjured.

Wheeler said the emergency call came in at about 9:20 a.m., Saturday. He said Loomis Fire responded to the limousine accident scene and Penryn Fire Protection District, whose staff was training at the Loomis firehouse, responded to the female pedestrian. He said the response time was very quick.

Wheeler said Loomis fire performed CPR on the limousine driver for 30 minutes and used a defibrillator, but were unable to revive the victim. He said the victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

Wheeler said emergency responders found no obvious evidence of intoxication or signs of injury on the deceased driver.

While the driver may have suffered a medical emergency, investigators are unable to determine that at this time.