Two Pronounced Dead, Child Hospitalized after 2-Vehicle Collision near Highway 99

ELK GROVE, CA (June 26, 2023) – Tuesday evening, Ashley Godinez and another man were killed in a head-on car accident on Dillard Road.

Authorities responded to the scene around 9:20 p.m., just east of Highway 99 on June 20th.

Per reports, the 27-year-old driver of a 2017 Nissan Rogue was traveling unsafely on the westbound lanes. The Rogue then made a left turn onto the eastbound lanes directly into the path of an oncoming 2016 Nissan Altima, driven by Godinez.

As a result, 37-year-old Godinez was unable to avoid striking the Rogue, and they collided head-on.

Due to the extent of injuries sustained, medics pronounced both drivers dead at the scene. In addition, paramedics transported the 2-year-old child inside the Altima to a nearby hospital for further treatment.

Investigators say Godinez and the toddler were wearing a seat belt, but the other driver was not.

Following preliminary duties, officers believe intoxication may have played a role. However, an active investigation is still currently underway.

No words can mend the broken hearts and sorrow felt during this delicate moment. Deepest condolences and sympathies are with the family and friends of Ashley Godinez and the other deceased driver.

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