Driver in deadly Rio Vista crash had prior DUI arrest


(Photo courtesy Don Roos, Graphic by Solano NewsNet)

The driver of a vehicle that crashed on Highway 12 last week was arrested earlier this year on suspicion of driving while under the influence of alcohol, Solano NewsNet has learned.

Jordan Colvin, 20, was identified by the Rio Vista Police Department as the driver of a Honda Accord that collided with a Chevrolet Suburban on highway 12 near Summerset Road last Wednesday.

Colvin was one of four people killed in the crash, along with two passengers inside the Honda and an elderly woman inside the Chevrolet.

Police originally said Colvin was from Rancho Cordova, though they later affirmed he had moved to Vacaville in recent weeks. In April, Colvin was arrested by police in Folsom on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol after a hit-and-run incident there, according to records reviewed by Solano NewsNet.

Colvin was scheduled to be arraigned in a Placer County courtroom last month, but his arraignment was delayed to October. He was released in the meantime with few restrictions, though as part of his pre-trial release, he agreed not to break any new laws.

A police source familiar with the Rio Vista incident said investigators believe alcohol impairment was the cause of last week's crash. A spokesperson for the Rio Vista Police Department said alcoholic beverage containers were found inside and around the Honda sedan at the crash scene.

Police say Colvin was driving along Highway 12 when he swerved into an oncoming lane of traffic and attempted to correct the vehicle. That led to a collision with the Chevrolet; two people inside the Honda were not wearing seat belts and were ejected onto the road.

Also killed in the Honda were Erica Anderson and Lacey Conway, both 19, of Vacaville. None of the people inside the Honda were of legal age to purchase or drink alcohol, and investigators are trying to figure out how they obtained those beverages.

Inside the Chevrolet was a family from Mexico who were on vacation for one week in California. Laura Poiret, a woman in her 70s, was killed inside the Chevrolet.

Six other people were injured in the crash and taken to local hospitals for treatment. They were identified as victims between the ages of 8 and 37. 

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