Female Passenger Killed in Dump-Truck Collision near US-50

SACRAMENTO, CA (August 25, 2023) – Monday afternoon, one woman was killed in a rear-end crash on Highway 99.

Officers responded to the scene around 2:21 p.m., on the northbound lanes of the freeway near US 50.

Per reports, the driver of a Toyota sedan rear-ended a Peterbilt dump-truck in the No. 2 lane. Investigators say the dump-truck started slowing down while traveling north, but the sedan driver failed to stop on time.

Medics arrived and transported the male driver of the Toyota to a hospital for treatment of major injuries. However, his female passenger sustained fatal injuries and died at the hospital.

Paramedics also rushed children ages 6 months and 1-year-old from inside the Toyota to a hospital as a precaution. It was unclear if the dump truck driver was injured.

Following preliminary duties, California Highway Patrol ruled out intoxication as a factor in the rear-end crash. Once available, further details will be provided.

In this sorrowful time, the Sweet James team would like to extend their heartfelt condolences to the family of the victim. May you find comfort and strength during this difficult time.

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