NORTH AUBURN, CA (October 22, 2019) – Borys Cherniienko, an 18-year-old employee of Dunk ‘n’ Run donuts, was killed while driving the company’s delivery van on Highway 49, near New Airport Road. Gary Cline, 60, was also injured in the head-on crash.
Just before 6 a.m., police received reports of the accident involving the donut delivery van and a pickup truck. Witnesses reported seeing Cherniienko going around 50 mph in a northbound lane before swerving into opposing traffic. He struck Cline’s pickup truck head-on.
Cherniienko was pronounced dead at the scene. Cline was transported to Sutter Roseville Medical Center, reportedly with minor injuries.
Police are still investigating the cause of the crash, but they do not believe drugs or alcohol to be factors. Office Luthy stated that it could be a case of possible fatigue or distracted driving, but they are still investigating.