May 15, 2021 – Sacramento, California: DUI Driver Killed 1, Injured 2 in Highway 99 auto accident on Saturday morning in a multi-vehicle crash.
California Highway Patrol stated a Chevy Silverado was traveling northbound on Highway 99 in the slow lane at high speeds early in the morning when its 19-year-old driver swerved off the roadway to avoid traffic. This maneuver resulted in the truck colliding with a chain link fence before careening back across the highway.
In doing so, the truck crossed the entire highway before colliding into the center divider and coming to rest facing the wrong direction in the number one lane.
Per CHP, a passenger was ejected from the passenger seat onto the highway.
Unfortunately, a Honda Odyssey that was also traveling northbound on Highway 99 could not avoid colliding into the truck and impacted it head-on. Its driver was tragically killed in the crash.
Soon thereafter, a Nissan Murano driven by a 35-year-old swerved into the center divider in an effort to avoid colliding with the already crashed vehicles stopped in the roadway. In the process, a passenger was ejected from the Nissan. The passenger was taken to a hospital to be treated for life-threatening injuries.
The DUI driver killed 1, injured 2 in this incident, and was taken to a hospital for emergency medical treatment. The driver was arrested on suspicion of DUI and vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated.
This incident is still under investigation.
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