In a tragic incident on the evening of November 22, Sacramento experienced a devastating vehicle collision at the intersection of Marysville Blvd and Los Robles Blvd. According to the Sacramento Police Department (SACPD), the accident occurred just before 8:15 pm, involving a solo vehicle crashing into a pole.
Upon their swift arrival at the scene, Sacramento Police Officers discovered a dire situation. "The passenger, a male adult, was pronounced deceased on scene by fire personnel," the SACPD media release stated, highlighting the immediate fatality of the incident. The driver, also a male adult, was found in critical condition and urgently transported to a nearby hospital.
Early investigations suggested that driving under the influence (DUI) was a significant factor in this catastrophic event. The severity of the incident prompted the involvement of the Sacramento Police Major Collision Investigation Unit (MCIU), which took charge of the investigation. Their efforts included a comprehensive canvassing of the area for evidence, witnesses, and further details to piece together the events leading up to the collision.
In a subsequent development, the SACPD reported that on November 25, the driver, identified as 27-year-old Deandre Bess from Sacramento, faced serious legal consequences. "After being medically cleared from the hospital, [Bess] was booked into the Sacramento County Jail on vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated charges," the media release confirmed, indicating the legal repercussions following the tragic event.
The responsibility of identifying the deceased victim falls under the jurisdiction of the Sacramento County Coroner's Office, which will release the identity post notification of the next of kin.
In the wake of this calamity, the Sacramento Police Department is actively seeking information from the public. They encourage anyone with relevant information to contact the dispatch center at 916-808-5471 or Sacramento Valley Crime Stoppers at 916-443-HELP (4357). The department assures that callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. Additionally, anonymous tips can be submitted through the "P3 Tips" smartphone app.
This incident serves as a grim reminder of the dangers of driving under the influence and the irreversible consequences it can have on lives and communities.
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