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Young Driver Dies After Veering to Overtake Slow Traffic in Placer Collision, CHP Reports

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A fatal vehicle accident occurred on Wednesday near the Placer-Sacramento county border, resulting in the death of a Rocklin man. The incident, involving a two-car rollover crash, was reported to the California Highway Patrol (CHP) at approximately 1 p.m. along a rural stretch of the 8800 block of Baseline Road.

According to the CHP Auburn office, preliminary investigations reveal that a 2020 Volvo XC90 was in the process of turning left from eastbound Baseline Road into a private driveway when it was struck on the driver’s side by a 2017 Nissan Rogue. Prior to the collision, the Volvo, driven by a 57-year-old, had slowed significantly, causing other vehicles to decelerate appropriately behind it.

The driver of the Nissan SUV, a 23-year-old man from Rocklin, was reportedly traveling at a high rate of speed when he crossed into opposing traffic in an effort to bypass the lined-up vehicles. The sudden maneuver led to the Nissan colliding with the Volvo as it executed its turn.

As a direct consequence of the impact, the Nissan driver, who was not wearing a seat belt, was ejected from his vehicle. The Rogue subsequently overturned several times, ultimately resulting in the driver’s death. The Volvo’s operator did not sustain injuries during the mishap.

Source: AOL