One Dead, 2 Others Hospitalized after 2-Car Accident near Douglas Boulevard

CITRUS HEIGHTS, CA (July 18, 2023) – Late Sunday afternoon, one teen girl was killed in a red-light collision on Barton Road. Authorities responded to the scene around 5:40 p.m., near Douglas Boulevard. Per reports, the 16-year-old driver of a red Jeep failed to yield at the intersection and struck a 2003 black Escalade. Upon impact, the Jeep overturned and partially ejected a 15-year-old female passenger. Paramedics arrived and transported the 17-year-old Escalade driver and the two other teens to Sutter Roseville Medical Center. There, crews pronounced the 15-year-old girl dead. Meanwhile, the driver of the Escalade remained uninjured. At this time, Citrus Heights officials are still working to determine the circumstances surrounding the Barton Road two-vehicle crash. Once available, further details will be provided.
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 the deceased girl.
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