[05-01-2024] Sacramento County, CA – One Person Killed, Another Injured, Following Two-Vehicle Head-On Crash in Arden-Arcade

Published May 1, 2024

[05-01-2024] One Person Killed, Another Injured, Following Two-Vehicle Head-On Crash in Arden-ArcadeOne person was killed, while another was injured, following a two-vehicle head-on crash in Arden-Arcade, Sacramento County, on Wednesday morning, May 1, 2024.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the deadly collision happened just before 9:00 a.m. at the Watt Avenue and El Camino Avenue intersection.

CHP said that the incident involved an SUV and a Prius. One of them, still unclear which vehicle, reportedly ran a red light, causing a head-on collision that sent the SUV crashing into a light pole nearby. 

The SUV driver was killed, while the Prius driver was treated and released after sustaining a minor injury. The identities of both drivers were not disclosed.

No further details were immediately available. 

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