Passenger inside pickup truck killed after wrong-way crash
According to a recent article from CBS Sacramento, there was a deadly collision on the Interstate 5 Freeway near Richards Boulevard in Sacramento last Saturday.
As reported, the crash took place at about 5:30 a.m. in the morning when a pickup truck allegedly entered the I-5 Freeway in the wrong lanes.
The pickup truck, according to CHP, entered into the No. 2 lane of the freeway into the path of at least two vehicles, one being a semi-truck.
According to the news, a semi-truck and another vehicle had to swerve out of the way in order to avoid a collision. The semi-truck was not successful in dodging the vehicle, however, and crashed into the pickup, causing a devastating accident as both trucks subsequently caught fire.
Officials stated that the driver of the semi-truck was able to escape his vehicle and walk away from the crash.
California Highway Patrol determined the passenger of the pickup truck was killed in the accident. It was unclear from the article what the condition of the driver of the pickup was.
Currently, this crash remains under investigation as authorities work to determine the exact cause and liable party in the crash.
Further details will be reported at a later time once the investigation has concluded.
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