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Fatal Collision in South Sacramento Results in Two Injuries

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A tragic car accident on a stretch of south Sacramento’s freeway early Sunday morning left one person dead and two others critically injured. The incident occurred on southbound Interstate 5 between Meadowview Road and Laguna Boulevard, causing significant standstill traffic for several hours.

Emergency services were dispatched to the scene after receiving reports of a serious two-vehicle collision. Battalion Chief Keith Wade of the Sacramento Fire Department described the scene where responders found a vehicle that had suffered multiple rollovers, resulting in severe damage. According to Wade, the impact of the crash was so powerful that it likely ejected both occupants of the overturned vehicle. An adult was confirmed dead at the scene, while the other occupant faced life-threatening injuries.

The second vehicle involved was discovered off the freeway, upright in a field, indicating it had not flipped. However, the sole occupant of this vehicle also sustained critical injuries in the collision. Both injured parties were promptly transported to a local hospital to receive urgent medical attention.

Authorities speculate that the cause of the accident may have been related to high-speed driving. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) is actively investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash. Despite requests for further details, CHP’s South Sacramento office has yet to provide additional commentary on the ongoing investigation.

Source: KXTV