One Killed, Four Hospitalized after Sacramento Crash on Highway 99 near Dillard Road       

Sacramento Crash
1 Killed, 4 Injured in Head-On Crash on Highway 99 in Sacramento

Sacramento, California (August 22, 2021) – One person was killed and four other people, including two Galt Police Officers, were injured Sunday morning in a head-on collision in south Sacramento, the California Highway Patrol reported.

The deadly crash happened at around 4:35 a.m. on Highway 99 near Dillard Road.

According to the CHP, a Dodge Ram pickup truck was heading southbound on Highway 99 at an unknown rate of speed when, for unknown reasons, it slammed into the center divider.

The pickup truck reportedly went through the concrete barrier and entered the opposite lane, where it collided head-on with a Galt patrol vehicle that was heading northbound on Highway 99.

Deadly Car Crash on Highway 99 in Sacramento

The driver of the pickup truck was pronounced dead at the scene. The name of the victim has not been disclosed pending notification of next of kin.

Two pickup truck passengers, a 26-year-old from Dublin and a 26-year-old from Turlock, were taken to a nearby hospital with moderate injuries.

The officers, a male and a female, were trapped in their vehicle and were extricated by emergency responders. Both officers were then taken to the hospital with unknown injuries.

It is undetermined if alcohol or drugs played a role in the collision.

Both lanes of Highway 99 were closed in both directions following the wreck.

The crash remains under investigation.

Tips on What to do after a Car Accident in California

  • Always stop and remain at the scene.
  • Check if you or your passengers have been injured. In case someone is hurt, call emergency services or ask someone else to help.
  • Get to safety – If your car is drivable, move it to a safe area. If it’s not, turn your hazard lights on and set up flares.
  • Call 911 to report the accident.
  • Never discuss or admit fault. Instead, wait for a police officer and insurance companies representatives to figure out the fault.
  • Document the accident and exchange information with other drivers.