Four die in Sacramento wrong-way crash
04/22/2015 // West Palm Beach, Florida, US // JusticeNewsFlash // Justice News Flash // (press release)
Sacramento – Four people died in a wrong-way motor vehicle accident in Sacramento on Wednesday. According to the Associated Press (AP), authorities say the driver crashed head-on into another vehicle, causing the early morning collision.
California Highway Patrol Officer Rich Wetzel says that the crash occurred shortly before 2:30 am on Wednesday after the driver of a Toyota Prius hit a pickup truck while going east in the westbound lanes of U.S. Route 50. The woman had allegedly driven for several miles while going in the wrong direction prior to colliding with the truck.
The driver of the Prius and three passengers who were inside of the pickup all died at the scene of the accident.
A third vehicle was also reportedly involved in the crash; however, the injuries suffered by that driver were minor.
The accident blocked several lanes of traffic on the freeway. Multiple westbound lanes were closed for several hours following the accident as the CHP conducted an investigation.
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