86-Year-Old Woman Fatally Struck in 2-Car Collision near Sotano Drive

SACRAMENTO, CA (August 8, 2022) – Tuesday, Cayetana Espejel was killed and Antonio Espejel was hurt in an accident on Northgate Boulevard.

The incident occurred near the intersection of Northgate Boulevard and Sotano Drive. Emergency crews responded to the scene just before 5:00 p.m., on August 2nd.

According to reports, a speeding vehicle slammed into another car in the area.

Medics then rushed four victims to a nearby hospital where 86-year-old Cayetana Espejel succumbed to her injuries. Meanwhile, her husband, 86-year-old Antonio Espejel remained at the ICU in serious condition.

Following preliminary duties, officers say the couple were on their way home when they were struck by the speeding vehicle. Crews closed the surrounding area for a brief time during cleanup and preliminary duties.

Those with further information regarding the auto accident are encouraged to contact local authorities as soon as possible.


No words can mend the broken hearts and sorrow felt during this delicate moment. The team at Sweet James offers their deepest condolences and sympathies to the family and friends of Cayetana Espejel.


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