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Here are tables of tragic deaths in Davis accidents, homicides, and suicides) organized by type of fatality. The tables list dates, names, and locations.

    1. City motor vehicle deaths
    2. Out-of-town motor vehicle deaths
    3. Airplane and skydiving accidents
    4. Bicycle deaths
    5. Train deaths
    6. Drownings
    7. Skiing, hiking, and cliff falls
    8. Other accidents and unspecified
    9. War deaths
    10. Homicides
    11. Murder-suicides
    12. Suicides
    13. Publicized animal deaths

City motor vehicle deaths

Motor vehicle fatalities within city limits other than those involving bicycles, trains, or freeways (I-80 and 113), and excluding suicides. (And, in the old days, horse-and-buggy deaths in the Davisville area.)

February 7, 2012 [WWW]Renne Lyra Morrow Arlington Blvd and Shasta Dr
December 12, 2011 [WWW]Megan Glanville Lake Blvd and Russell Ave
May 12, 2011 [WWW]Steve Settje CR29 near CR100A
January 9, 2011 [WWW]Sandra Adelin Garcia-Valesquez 8th St near Miller Dr
July 4, 2008 [WWW]Casey Hickenbottom 2nd St near Faraday Ave
July 28, 2007 [WWW]Marion Logan Pole Line Rd at Oakshade Plaza
August 27, 2005 [WWW]Reginald Crockett Anderson Rd and La Rue Blvd
August 10, 2004 [WWW]Jamie Lou Adams Mace Blvd near Montgomery Ave
May 9, 2004 [WWW]Isaiah Velez Pacifico Student Cooperative Housing
July 26, 2003 [WWW]Caleb Maxwell Blue Max Kart Club
October 27, 2000 [WWW]John Montgomery L St and 8th St
April 1, 1995 [WWW]Dorothy Doerr Mace Blvd
February 6, 1994 [WWW]Sean McGinity Russell Blvd and A St
November 10, 1993 [WWW]Bill Kerth Covell Blvd and Alhambra Dr
January 16, 1993 [WWW]Christina Hayes F St near Jalisco Pl
March 20, 1992 [WWW]Karen Newell unknown
June 14, 1991 [WWW]Lyda Williams F St and 7th St
October 31, 1987 [WWW]Jeffery Tabo Mercedes Ave
June 22, 1986 [WWW]James Dooher Alvarado Ave near Fortuna Ct
March 30, 1984 [WWW]Richard Gould 5th St and L St
February 8, 1984 [WWW]Nai-Yan Li 8th St and B St
October 8, 1907 [WWW]Ralph Sharp at work
February 10, 1881 [WWW]Mr. West near Davisville
June 26, 1875 [WWW]George Prewitt near Davisville
November 4, 1869 [WWW]Jose Vaca near Davisville

Out-of-town motor vehicle deaths

Motor vehicle fatalities on intercity roads, including I-80 and Highway 113 within city limits, and in other cities. Again, excluding trains, bicycles, and suicides. (But including horse deaths in the old days.)

November 28, 2011 [WWW]Thomas F.D. Ferguson Downtown Sacramento
November 20, 2011 [WWW]David Erickson I-80 in Davis
September 27, 2011 [WWW]Heather Sieren I-80 in Davis
January 1, 2010 [WWW]Richard Jung Hwy 46 near San Luis Obispo
November 30, 2009 [WWW]Lawrence Heynen I-80 in Davis
May 8, 2009 [WWW]Eunice Park I-5 near Fresno
December 1, 2008 [WWW]Bruce Wenokur I-80 between Dixon and Davis
December 29, 2007 [WWW]Greg Jacobs Hwy 70 near Quincy
December 24, 2007 [WWW]Kenneth Semmler I-80 in Davis
December 3, 2007 [WWW]Yan Wen Lai I-680 in Milpitas
November 9, 2007 [WWW]Julie Bryant, Matthew Rybicki I-80 in Davis
May 5, 2007 [WWW]Name not released CR-29
December 29, 2006 [WWW]The Hanson family Oregon
November 7, 2006 [WWW]Mathew Saar I-80 in Davis
October 28, 2006 [WWW]Allen Hayrapetian Berryessa Knoxville Rd
October 15, 2006 [WWW]Alejandro Leon I-80 in Davis
August 26, 2006 [WWW]Elizabeth Domgaard Hwy 113 near Covell Blvd
May 30, 2006 [WWW]Angelina Malfitano Hwy 12 near Rio Vista
May 30, 2006 [WWW]Aparna Gupta I-80
February 26, 2006 [WWW]Guy Owens Truckee
February 3, 2006 [WWW]Luella Zamzow I-5 in Kern County
January 28, 2006 [WWW]Jeanne Mayer CR-87 north of Esparto
January 10, 2006 [WWW]Tasia Tsobanoudis CR-96 and CR-29
August 18, 2005 [WWW]Amritpal "Paul" Sandu Mission Blvd in Fremont
August 16, 2005 [WWW]Sukhvinder "Vinny" Sandhu Hwy 113 in Yuba City
August 13, 2005 [WWW]Neil Ashok Patel I-80 in Davis
August 5, 2005 [WWW]Ajitjot "Bunz" Bajwa I-80 in Davis
July 30, 2005 [WWW]William Dougherty Sacramento
July 3, 2005 [WWW]Kevin Lane CR-27
March 7, 2005 [WWW]Matthew Godwin Sacramento
March 6, 2005 [WWW]Leigh and Phyllis Hamilton Hwy 1 near Jenner
December 22, 2004 [WWW]Maggie El-Gohary I-280 near Belmont
April 8, 2004 [WWW]James Steichel Napa County
November 23, 2003 [WWW]Fredric Hill CR-35
September 24, 2003 [WWW]George Ziser Near Winters
July 17, 2003 [WWW]Roger Roman Near Forestville
May 4, 2003 [WWW]Adrian Uytingco I-80 in Davis
October 11, 2002 [WWW]Bardia Behniea Russell Blvd and CR-95A
August 6, 2002 [WWW]Timothy Casson Unspecified
March 1, 2002 [WWW]Brian Jacobsen Santa Rosa
August 4, 2001 [WWW]Mario Garcia I-505 near Winters
May 28, 2001 [WWW]Cerina Vollmer Hwy 12 in Solano County
December 1, 2000 [WWW]Ron Braun Hwy 43 near Fresno
October 1, 2000 [WWW]Anthony Hughes Hwy 50 in Sacramento
September 4, 2000 [WWW]Jason Paz CR-30
June 17, 2000 [WWW]Bob Jones unspecified
May 9, 2000 [WWW]Name not released I-80 in Davis
July 8, 1999 [WWW]Charles August I-80 in Davis
May 23, 1998 [WWW]Skye Bell, Rebekah Rosenthal I-5 near Kettleman
February 7, 1998 [WWW]Jessica Carney Hwy 12 near Napa Valley
December 7, 1997 [WWW]Lirio Rosagaran Murphy I-80 in Davis
September 1, 1997 [WWW]Carole Litowsky I-80 in Davis
May 30, 1997 [WWW]Billy Bostock Fresno
February 16, 1996 [WWW]Name withheld I-680
February 13, 1996 [WWW]Chan Chiem Saephan CR-98 between Woodland and Davis
September 17, 1995 [WWW]Gabriel Smilkstein
July 22, 1995 [WWW]Heather Glodek Hwy 99 in Sacramento
May 17, 1992 [WWW]Parvinder Gill Hwy 50 near Cameron Park
December 14, 1990 [WWW]Robert Mattows CR-32 near I-505
April 11, 1990 [WWW]George Smith Walnut Creek
December 4, 1989 [WWW]Henry Jenks I-5 south of San Francisco
June 26, 1988 [WWW]Andrea Moore I-680 near Sunol
June 21, 1985 [WWW]Constance Kiger CR-99 and CR-29
July 3, 1984 [WWW]Deborah Gowan I-80 east of Auburn
February 28, 1984 [WWW]Bradley Bing CR-105 and CR-32A
February 28, 1965 [WWW]Four UC Davis grad students I-80 in Davis
June 7, 1909 [WWW]Four Yolo residents Yolo county
July 13, 1885 [WWW]M. H. Drummond Corvallis, Oregon

Airplane and skydiving accidents

July 5, 2009 [WWW]Casey Daggett Lake Tahoe
June 27, 2009 [WWW]Kenneth Knigge SkyDance SkyDiving
April 15, 2007 [WWW]Alexandra Greene Micsunescu Sedona, Arizona
December 30, 2006 [WWW]Clifford Heller Arizona
June 22, 2002 [WWW]Daniel Enney SkyDance SkyDiving
January 31, 2000 [WWW]Robert and Jean Gandesbery Alaska Air 261
June 19, 1999 [WWW]Daniel Dougherty, Lynn Wiley Paso Robles
June 7, 1998 [WWW]Ali Shahcheraghian Mount Baldy
April 18, 1998 [WWW]Seth Blake, Stephanie Cotter SkyDance SkyDiving
May 4, 1996 [WWW]Renata Reich SkyDance SkyDiving
July 3, 1995 [WWW]Caroline Kinnear CR-35 and CR-106
May 31, 1989 [WWW]Jeffrey Kovin, Patricia Scott SkyDance SkyDiving
August 21, 1987 [WWW]Name not released SkyDance SkyDiving
July 26, 1987 [WWW]Allan Bergstein SkyDance SkyDiving
December 4, 1983 [WWW]George Morar skydiving in Yolo County
June 4, 1977 [WWW]Herbert and Elizabeth Wildenradt Coalinga

Bicycle deaths

Bicycle deaths in Davis, and to and from Davis; and Davis residents in out-of-town bicycle accidents.

October 16, 2011 [WWW]Robb Deignan Foxy's Fall Century
July 30, 2011 [WWW]Terry Tanner CR-99 between Davis and Woodland
July 28, 2010 [WWW]Bruce Winder Quebec, Canada
July 19, 2008 [WWW]Alexander Gaivoronski CR-31 between Davis and Winters
October 17, 2007 [WWW]Willie Lopez CR-99 between Davis and Woodland
May 27, 2006 [WWW]Ed Martin unknown
August 10, 2005 [WWW]Ken McCoy Tomales, California
February 5, 2003 [WWW]Peter Kaufman Covell Blvd near Anderson Rd
July 16, 1997 [WWW]Ellie Gerhardy Pole line Rd and Covell Blvd

Train deaths

Train fatalities that are not ruled as suicides.

November 3, 2013 [WWW]Andrea Laurette Mrotz Amtrak station
June 30, 2011 [WWW]Danny Ferguson Amtrak station
January 30, 2010 [WWW]Joseph John Rivard Arboretum
September 1, 2007 [WWW]Fred Nightbear Iyotte 2nd St and Kendall Way
February 19, 2007 [WWW]Robert Landy Arboretum crossing
July 20, 2005 [WWW]Samuel Carrasco 2nd St and L St
March 19, 1999 [WWW]Sean Krueger Old Davis Rd and Fremont Rd
December 3, 1998 [WWW]Nanda Butler 2nd St and L St
June 12, 1906 [WWW]Not identified Webster trestle
April 21, 1906 [WWW]Charles Whitney Swingle
February 28, 1906 [WWW]W. H. Story Davisville
October 23, 1899 [WWW]Charles Langsdon Davisville
August 29, 1899 [WWW]Not identified near Davisville
January 1, 1899 [WWW]Not identified near Davisville
July 2, 1897 [WWW]Not identified Davisville
October 23, 1896 [WWW]Mr. Schadle Davisville
February 15, 1895 [WWW]Not identified near Davisville
January 10, 1895 [WWW]Fred Rose near Davisville
December 7, 1894 [WWW]Ben Charmak near Davisville
December 4, 1893 [WWW]J. Ross Myers Swingle
October 25, 1892 [WWW]Ed Griffey Davisville
January 1, 1892 [WWW]Mr. Sloan just west of Davisville
November 6, 1891 [WWW]Karl von Brouhl Davisville
August 31, 1891 [WWW]Moses Quimby near Davisville
March 29, 1891 [WWW]Joseph Philliber Swingle
May 8, 1890 [WWW]O. G. Williams near Davisville
January 24, 1890 [WWW]Charles Cox between Davisville and Swingle
December 25, 1887 [WWW]Lafayette Hood between Davisville and Dixon
June 25, 1887 [WWW]Pat Casey Davisville
May 31, 1885 [WWW]Leroy Enos between Davisville and Webster
November 18, 1882 [WWW]William Heggatt Putah Creek bridge

Drownings

Drownings that do not involve motor vehicles, and other water-related fatalities.

September 4, 2011 [WWW]Joyce Ann Tusan-Dalton American River near Watt Ave
January 26, 2007 [WWW]George Sommerdorf Donner Lake
August 25, 2006 [WWW]Duc Vo American River near San Juan rapids
October 23, 2003 [WWW]Janell Gohring Feather River near Yuba City
September 7, 2002 [WWW]Steven Cannata Cranbrook Apartments
May 31, 2001 [WWW]Colin Vetter Emerald Pool at Yuba River
June 22, 2000 [WWW]Hind Omer Davis Athletic Club
April 28, 2000 [WWW]Francis Bossuyt Peru
March 27, 2000 [WWW]Gary Polis, Michael Rose Sea of Cortez
May 3, 1997 [WWW]Richard Sinopoli Hawaii
March 9, 1997 [WWW]Emily Schwalen Monticello Dam
November 8, 1995 [WWW]Schuyler Steadman Farallon Islands
July 12, 1995 [WWW]Erica Kelly Aspen, Colorado
August 2, 1993 [WWW]Christine Wills Trinity River near Hyampom
March 13, 1993 [WWW]Toan Bui, Hung Ngo Putah Creek at Solano Diversion Dam
May 9, 1992 [WWW]Lane Bridger Lake Shasta
January 24, 1989 [WWW]Sandy Motley Belize
May 12, 1987 [WWW]Rachelle Esther Warden Manor Pool
April 11, 1982 [WWW]John Huber, John Stroble Farallon Islands
November, 1907 [WWW]M. D. Burnett San Francisco Bay
March 10, 1872 [WWW]William Johnston, Philliber boy Yolo bypass

Skiing, hiking, and cliff falls

December 20, 2011 [WWW]John Henderson Sugar Bowl Ski Resort
February 13, 2010 [WWW]Richard O'Brien Ski Bluewood, Washington
July 22, 2009 [WWW]Donald Mason Ghost Ranch, New Mexico
December 25, 2008 [WWW]Randy Davis Squaw Valley Ski Resort
June 2005 [WWW]Hyun Do Ahn Yosemite National Park
May 29, 2002 [WWW]Zoe Nutter Ecuador
September 11, 1999 [WWW]James Miller South Lake Tahoe, Nevada
November 17, 1994 [WWW]Oscar Gomez Isla Vista
February 18, 1991 [WWW]Chad Youngs Yosemite National Park
Early 1990s [WWW]Greg Campbell
March 22, 1988 [WWW]Pandora Chapman Sale Mountain, British Columbia

Other accidents and unspecified

April 16, 2011 [WWW]Scott Heinig 5th Street
July 4, 2007 [WWW]Timothy Libra Cranbrook Ct
March 24, 2007 [WWW]Damon Fawcett Costa Rica
August 7, 2005 [WWW]Robert and Dorothy Laben Yolo county road
May 22, 2005 [WWW]Douglas Sperandio Acadia Lane (at home)
October 26, 2004 [WWW]Daisy Kelleher at home
August 3, 2003 [WWW]Eric Rachesky Tattoo parlor
May 3, 2003 [WWW]Neil King dorm room
January 17, 2003 [WWW]Vern Trevisanut at work
April 4, 2000 [WWW]David Thornton The Paragon
April 1, 2000 [WWW]Erik Guly at home
November 11, 1999 [WWW]Oliver Gee unspecified
December 14, 1994 [WWW]Cora Andriessen Bermuda Ave
July, 1984 [WWW]Martha Doyle West Sacramento Safeway
May 8, 1983 [WWW]Glen Trachtenberg military service
October 12, 1909 [WWW]Winfred Ludden Davisville
August 12, 1900 [WWW]Harriet Roberson Davisville
July 10, 1899 [WWW]Mrs. M. D. Majors Davisville
March 10, 1899 [WWW]A. E. Larke near Davisville
December 17, 1897 [WWW]John Jameson Davisville
August 17, 1891 [WWW]Frank Clark near Davisville
March 26, 1888 [WWW]George Wilson Davisville
January 10, 1895 [WWW]Andrew Olsen near Davisville
October 30, 1887 [WWW]Homer Hallock Davisville
July 4, 1887 [WWW]Mike Lynch Davisville
February 12, 1877 [WWW]Not identified Yolo bypass
August 1, 1871 [WWW]Michael Burns near Davisville
September 10, 1869 [WWW]Leroy Holding near Davisville

War deaths

This is counting both combat deaths and non-combat accidents. There are also cases of suicide, listed separately, and illness, not listed.

January 21, 1970 [WWW]Billy Moore South Vietnam
June 19, 1969 [WWW]Robert O'Keefe South Vietnam
June 29, 1968 [WWW]Jim Rowe South Vietnam
April 14, 1968 [WWW]James Nash South Vietnam
January 7, 1968 [WWW]John Barovetto South Vietnam

Homicides

October 1, 2011 [WWW]Kevin Seery College Square Apartments
January 13, 2010 [WWW]Aretha McDonald Woodland
March 24, 2007 [WWW]Jess Reiter Sacramento near Reith Elementary
June 3-11, 2006 [WWW]John Finley Scott at home
December 14, 2004 [WWW]Martin Soriano near Regan Hall
November 18, 2004 [WWW]Dennis Thrower Tennis Club Apartments
September 30, 2000 [WWW]Charles McNeill Adams Street
August 13, 1998 [WWW]Jose Reyes Putah Creek near Old Davis Rd
February 28, 1998 [WWW]Kevin Ruska Motel 6
January 6, 1994 [WWW]Emanuel Bermudez Cranbrook Ct
July 8, 1993 [WWW]John O'Friel Sycamore Park
April 24, 1992 [WWW]Andrew Mockus Arboretum train tracks
1992 [WWW]Cesar Rodriguez El Dorado National Forest
January 26, 1989 [WWW]Patrick Mungavin Fair Oaks, CA
November 24-25, 1986 [WWW]Theresa Dawn Clark east of Mace Blvd
July 3, 1986 [WWW]Peter Anders Sacramento
January 18, 1985 [WWW]Fred Morris Physics-Geology building
April 29, 1984 [WWW]Tzieh-Tseih "Frank" Luo Sycamore Ln
May 4, 1983 [WWW]Thong Hy Huynh Davis Senior High
March 29, 1981 [WWW]Ellen Hansen Henry Cowell Redwood State Park
December 1980 [WWW]Sabrina Gonsalves, John Riggins kidnapped in Davis
March 4, 1980 [WWW]Robin Ehlman, John Manville Castilian North
September 13, 1977 [WWW]Khalid Al-Shaibani Orchard Park
September 5, 1977 [WWW]Elizabeth Mary Wolf at home
April 26, 1977 [WWW]Salaheldin Hamid, Ali Ibrahim on campus
July 6, 1973 [WWW]Lawrence Anderson Sacramento
March 14, 1971 [WWW]Linda Snyder kidnapped in Davis
June 24, 1967 [WWW]Sandra Gowans Paris
September 7, 1959 [WWW]Douglas Cantrill
December 17, 1914 [WWW]William Cronin hobo camp near Davis
February 15, 1911 [WWW]Charles Dodge 2nd St and G St
October 28, 1905 [WWW]John Caulfield saloon in Davisville
August 7, 1903 [WWW]Mr. Jackson Putah Creek
March 29, 1901 [WWW]Georgie Woodman near Putah Creek
November 21, 1893 [WWW]H. M. Eaton Davisville depot
August 16, 1890 [WWW]Frank Schulaski, Patrick Monahan Davisville
November 5, 1888 [WWW]Charles A. Philliber Davisville
October 27, 1886 [WWW]Name not published Davisville
May 27, 1876 [WWW]Ah Sout Davisville
October 30, 1874 [WWW]James Price near Davisville
January 24, 1874 [WWW]Name not published Davisville
March 28, 1869 [WWW]Michael McAfee Davisville depot

Murder-suicides

September 3, 2007 [WWW]Kahja Taylor, Taylor Ward train tracks at CR-32a
July 23, 1996 [WWW]Ajit Singh Winters
January 29, 1995 [WWW]Brendan Patrick Berger Sacramento
April 7, 1972 [WWW]McFarland Family Chiles Mansion
October 7, 1886 [WWW]Mr. and Mrs. Schmighten near Davisville
July 14, 1885 [WWW]Juana Lopez, Lamon Martinez Putah Creek

Suicides

December 6, 2011 [WWW]Name withheld Yolo Basin Wildlife Area
July 25, 2011 [WWW]Name withheld Faraday Avenue
March 8, 2011 [WWW]Alexander Goldschneider Castilian
February 28, 2011 [WWW]Teresa Sedillo Hwy 113 in Woodland
June 5, 2010 [WWW]David Van Buren Yolo County jail
March 10, 2010 [WWW]Name not released Bearden St
August 25, 2009 [WWW]Steve Oliver train tracks near Old Davis Rd
December 1, 2008 [WWW]Richard Walker Bodega Bay
March 18, 2008 [WWW]William Albrecht
July 25, 2007 [WWW]Name not released I-80 in Davis
January 22, 2007 [WWW]Jennifer Tse at home
November 1, 2006 [WWW]Hung-Chieh Chai Sproul Hall
April 24, 2006 [WWW]Jesse Newberry train tracks near Mondavi parking
January 3, 2006 [WWW]Nima Shaterian Novato, California
October 19, 2005 [WWW]Beverly "Bev" Paul I-5 in Sacramento
January 20, 2005 [WWW]Naum Jeffrey Phleger King Hall
December 18, 2004 [WWW]Adam S. Ojakian Davis (at home)
May 22, 2004 [WWW]Patrick Allison train tracks near J St
December 6, 2003 [WWW]Amy Holverstott Hwy 113 at Sycamore Park
November 11, 2003 [WWW]Matthew Scheid Holly Ln
October 22, 2003 [WWW]Hugh "Pat" Patterson on campus
September 1, 2002 [WWW]Barrett William Klenke Webster Hall
July 25, 2002 [WWW]Louis D. Owens Albuquerque, New Mexico
January 4, 2001 [WWW]Andrew Wieman Kappa Sigma fraternity
July 29, 1999 [WWW]Ann Christine Birrell train tracks at 8th St
April 21, 1999 [WWW]Paul J. Sykes at home
December 25, 1998 [WWW]Hai Ho on campus
December 17, 1997 [WWW]Qasim Shah
December 15, 1997 [WWW]Robert Schulze III
November 28, 1997 [WWW]Evan Rippee at home
March 17, 1997 [WWW]Jason Edwards Oakland, California
August 21, 1992 [WWW]Mike Wise at home
August 16, 1989 [WWW]Leonard Tomson military service
February 9, 1987 [WWW]James Donnell 3rd St near F St
January 18, 1905 [WWW]Not identified 2nd St and G St
April 24, 1895 [WWW]Daniel O'Hara Davisville
March 24, 1889 [WWW]Louisa Freley Davisville
May 1, 1886 [WWW]Frank Wisenprofer Davisville train tracks
September 3, 1884 [WWW]Frank La Joice What Cheer House, Sacramento
July 26, 1884 [WWW]Not identified Putah Creek
November 18, 1883 [WWW]Nicholas Martin near Davisville
August 10, 1880 [WWW]Martin Hofmeister Davisville
November 6, 1874 [WWW]E. L. Brown Davisville
October 10, 1874 [WWW]Jacob Fueg Davisville
July 20, 1871 [WWW]Mr. Brandt Davisville
July 27, 1870 [WWW]Roderick Matheson near Davisville

Publicized animal deaths

August 21, 2004 [WWW]Primate Research Center Monkeys Primate Research Center
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