1 Killed in Head-On Collision on 5 Freeway near Hood Franklin Road in Elk Grove

Elk Grove Crash
1 Killed in Elk Grove Crash on 5 Freeway near Hood Franklin Road

Sacramento, California (November 1, 2022) – One person was killed in a head-on collision that happened in Elk Grove on Tuesday morning.

The California Highway Patrol says the accident happened on Interstate 5 Freeway near Hood Franklin Road.

A northbound 2014 Nissan reportedly drifted into the opposite lanes and collided head-on with a GMC truck with three occupants.

Driver Dies in 5 Freeway Crash in Sacramento

The 21-year-old Nissan driver, the sole occupant of the vehicle, was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected through the rear window after the car spun out. He was pronounced dead at the accident scene.

The 38-year-old GMC truck driver who is a resident of Lodi suffered major injuries and was transported to the hospital for treatment.

More details about the accident were not released.

An investigation into the accident is underway.

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Drivers, motorcyclists, bicyclists and even pedestrians are reminded to use the road responsibly. Drivers are specifically reminded NEVER to drive while impaired. P. Mark Shayani of Pacific Attorney Group says “There can never be any good reason for driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs”.

Shayani explains that impaired driving is not only about driving under the influence of alcohol. “Some over-the-counter drugs and prescription medications may cause impaired driving.” As a driver or rider, it is always good to read warning labels and follow directions of use about operating heavy machinery which includes driving a car or riding a motorcycle.

According to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, 1,159 lives were lost throughout California in drunk driving-related traffic collisions.

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