Zakarius Brown Killed in Crash on Highway 99 Near Central Galt

Jonathan Ratta Arrested for DUI in Fatal Galt Accident

Galt, CA (February 11, 2021) – A man was killed in a DUI crash in Galt. The fatal accident occurred on the evening of February 11 on Highway 99.

Jonathan Ratta, 28, of Lathrop, was impaired and driving 80 to 90 miles per hour in heavy rain on Highway 99, near Central Galt. His vehicle crashed into a center and skidded across two lanes. The vehicle then traveled off the road and up an embankment. It then collided with a large tree. 

Zakarius Brown, 40, a passenger in the vehicle, died at the accident scene. Another passenger, from North Carolina, was taken to a local hospital with minor injuries. Ratta fled the scene on foot but was arrested by police for DUI.

Our heartfelt condolences go out to the friends and loved ones of Zakarius Brown.

Nadrich & Cohen is an active donor and supporter of several local MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) chapters throughout California.



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