Taje Holliman sentenced in killing of CalTrans employee on I-80 in Vacaville
SOLANO COUNTY, CA (July 21, 2022) – Taje Holliman, the man responsible for the death of CalTrans employee Quanda McGadney, has been sentenced to eight years in prison after pleading guilty to numerous charges.
Holliman admitted to striking and killing McGadney with his vehicle on June 3 on Interstate 80 near Lagoon Valley Road.
The Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office say that Taje Holliman was also a felon with a firearm in his vehicle at the time of the crash, and that he also had ammunition and multiple syringes with heroin in the vehicle.
McGadney was standing beside her work vehicle with a helmet and protective reflective clothing on before she was hit by Holliman.
Holliman pled guilty to charges relating to hit and run, felon in possession of a firearm/ammunition, DUI causing injury, misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter, driving without a license and drug charges.
Taje Holliman left the scene of the accident after killing McGadney. He was later tracked and arrested by California Highway Patrol officers.
Liability In Vacaville DUI Car Accidents
It is illegal to operate a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Pursuant to California Vehicle Code 23152, “(a) It is unlawful for a person who is under the influence of any alcoholic beverage to drive a vehicle. (b) It is unlawful for a person who has 0.08 percent or more, by weight, of alcohol in his or her blood to drive a vehicle.” Even small amounts of alcohol can substantially impair drivers in the following ways:
- Delayed reaction times
- Loss of muscle control
- Impaired judgment
- Lowered alertness
The family of any victim that has been injured or killed in a collision with a drunk driver may have legal recourse through a bodily injury or wrongful death claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. A wrongful death attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A Vacaville DUI Car Accident
We at Accident News Now extend our deepest condolences to the family of Quanda McGadney.
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