Local Senior in Fatal Accident with Three Motorcycles
Irene McPherson, 82, of El Dorado Hills was driving northbound on Lotus Road near Springvale Road on Saturday, June 14, at 1:30 p.m. She was turning left from Lotus road to Springvale road between Rescue and Cold Springs. She was waiting for a group of motorcycles pass and then she turned in front of a second group of three motorcycles. McPherson was driving her 2008 Ford Focus. McPherson suffered minor injuries in the accident.
Twila Tutrow, 52, of East Nicolaus, hit the vehicle riding her 2004 Harley-Davidson, was ejected from the motorcycle, and died from her injuries.
Jason Rafter, 38, of Antelope, was riding a 2003 Harley-Davidson when he also struck the Ford and was injured. He was airlifted from the scene to Sutter-Roseville with moderate to major injuries.
Jose Medina, 42, of Roseville, was the third motorist riding on a 2002 Harley-Davidson. It is unknown if he struck the Ford Focus but his bike went down and he sustained a broken leg.