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Tragic Freeway Accident Claims Young Girl’s Life in Sacramento

Car accident in Sacramento

Sacramento, CA — A tragic incident unfolded on the Capital City Freeway near Watt Avenue when a vehicle veered off the roadway and collided with a pole, causing it to catch fire. The crash, which took place on Thursday, May 23, 2024, around 2:30 PM, resulted in the unfortunate death of a young girl, and left a man hospitalized.

Emergency services, including the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District, were promptly at the scene to manage the fire. Despite their efforts to contain the blaze, which engulfed the car and sent plumes of smoke rising near key freeway signs, a life was lost. Images from the incident painted a somber picture of the emergency response near major intersections such as Fulton Avenue, Auburn Boulevard, and Marconi Avenue.

The child victim, a girl under the age of 10, was initially rushed to the hospital but later succumbed to her injuries. The adult male driver, who experienced pain consequent to the crash, received medical attention as well. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) has iterated that there were no signs of driver intoxication, but the precise causes of the accident are currently under a rigorous investigation process.

This unfortunate event has cast a shadow over the community as they grieve this deeply felt loss. The heartfelt sympathies extend to the affected family during this time of profound sorrow.

Source: RWB Press