Sacramento, CA | A life was lost this morning when a disabled vehicle was slammed into on Hwy 50 in Downtown Sacramento

The call came in at 12:40 this morning for an accident that occurred on west bound HWY50 just before the North Bound I-5 interchange downtown.

A Z28 broke down on the freeway just before the interchange and was slammed into by a second vehicle. The CHP officer on scene stated that they are not sure yet if the Z28 ran out of gas or was broken down. CHP also stated that there were no skid marks indicating that the driver of second vehicle probably didn’t even see the white Z28 before slamming into it at full speed. The driver of the Z28 had to be extricated and the passenger was pronounced dead on scene and had to be extricated for the coroners office. CHP hadn’t talked with the driver of the second vehicle yet, but stated that it appeared that both occupants of the second vehicle were uninjured.

CHP wants to remind, if you do break down on the freeway, especially in the middle of night, be sure your emergency flashers are on and seatbelt fastened. If able, it may be advised to safely exit the vehicle and get to the side of the road to safety.

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