Susanville man dies in vehicle accident
UPDATE: The Lassen County Sheriff/Coroner identified the passenger who died in a vehicle accident on Main Street Janesville as 56-year-old Robin Rivera. A press release said Rivera was transported to Banner Lassen Medical Center and was pronounced dead at 8:06 p.m.
Thursday, May 9 — A Susanville man died and another was arrested after a vehicle accident on Main Street Janesville Wednesday, May 8.
The California Highway Patrol said Kai S. Krienke, 34, of Janesville, was driving his 1991 Honda Accord northbound on Main Street just north of Christie Lane. For unknown reasons, the vehicle ran off the east roadway edge and struck a tree.
The 56-year-old passenger, whose name has not yet been released, died from apparent injuries sustained in the collision.
Krienke sustained minor injuries and according to the CHP, was transported to Banner Lassen Medical Center and then booked into the Lassen County Jail on a charge of driving under the influence.
The collision is under investigation.
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