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Man Arrested For Vehicular Manslaughter

Man arrested for vehicular manslaughter

On Friday January 18, 2019, at approximately 9:41 pm, the Amador County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call of a woman lying in the roadway in front of 18402 Gerrans St, Plymouth.  When deputies arrived, they found a 45-year-old woman in the roadway with severe injuries.  The woman was flown out to Mercy San Juan Medical Center in Carmichael.  We were later notified the woman died of her injuries. The woman’s boyfriend (Kyle Buchanan, 44 years old) and driver of the vehicle, was found at the scene of the incident.  Buchanan was cooperative with deputies.  Statements from Buchanan and neighbor revealed that the woman was physically attacking Buchanan as he attempted to drive away in his vehicle.  While Buchanan attempted to drive away from the residence, he drove over his girlfriend.  The investigation is ongoing at this time.  Kyle Buchanan was later arrested for vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence.  The woman was identified and her family has been notified of her death.


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