Two Men Fatally Struck in Car Accident near Sutterville Road
SACRAMENTO, CA (December 12, 2022) – Tuesday morning, Juan Carlos Rodriguez and Lionel Rodriguez were killed in a car crash on Interstate 5.
Authorities responded to the scene around 9:36 a.m., near Sutterville Road.
Per reports, the driver of a white Dodge pickup-truck possibly ran out of gas and pulled over to the side of the highway. The driver of a maroon Toyota SUV then pulled over on the left hand side of the Sutterville Road on-ramp.
Then, a police detective driving an unmarked black Ford Fusion struck the left rear-end of the Dodge and the two men.
Due to the extent of his condition, medics pronounced one man dead at the scene. Meanwhile, paramedics transported the other man to a nearby hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries.
Authorities later identified the deceased victims as 33-year-old Juan Carlos Rodriguez from Sacramento and 32-year-old Lionel Rodriguez of Simi Valley.
Those with additional information about the I-5 car crash are asked to contact Sacramento officials immediately.
Sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Juan Carlos Rodriguez and Lionel Rodriguez. Thoughts are with them during this very difficult time.
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