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Fiery Capital City Freeway Crash Claims Young Life

Car accident in Sacramento

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Tragedy struck Sacramento County on Thursday when a young girl, under 10 years of age, died following a dramatic single-vehicle car accident that ended in flames on the Capital City Freeway.

The California Highway Patrol reported the devastating incident occurred approximately at 2:30 p.m. when a man, said to be in his 30s, lost control of his vehicle. While traveling southbound near Watt Avenue, the car veered off the roadway and collided with a pole, subsequently erupting into a blaze. Response teams from the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District arrived swiftly at the scene and extinguished the fire with urgency.

Both occupants of the vehicle—a man and the young girl—were rapidly extracted from the wreckage and rushed to the hospital in critical condition. Despite the efforts of the medical personnel, it was later announced by officials that the child succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced dead at the medical facility. The driver of the car survived the ordeal but was treated for varying degrees of pain following the accident.

The highway where the crash occurred was the site of hurried activity as emergency services worked to clear the scene and investigators began piecing together the moments leading up to the collision. The investigation into the cause of this fatal accident is active and ongoing, with the California Highway Patrol spearheading inquiries into the various factors that may have contributed to this tragic turn of events.

Source: KXTV