Fatal Collision near Laguna Boulevard in Elk Grove

ELK GROVE, CA (October 8, 2021 ) – Early Wednesday morning, Yerzahi Bentacourt was killed in a rollover crash on Interstate 5.

The collision occurred on the northbound lanes near Laguna Boulevard around 5:30 a.m. Dispatchers responded to the scene shortly after.

According to California Highway Patrol, Bentacourt was heading north when he veered off the on-ramp to I-5 from Laguna Boulevard. The car then rolled over multiple times before coming to a rest on its side.

The driver was not wearing a seat belt and suffered fatal injuries in the collision. He was later identified as 31-year-old Bentacourt, of Sacramento.

At this time, further details leading up to the crash remain unclear. In the meantime, the accident is still being investigated.


In this sorrowful time, the Sweet James team would like to extend their heartfelt condolences to the family of Yerzahi Bentacourt.


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