Fatal Injury Accident Reported Near Airport

Sacramento County, CA  |  Special CHP Release By Chad Hertzell, PIO

Citrus Heights Rider/Driver Involved

Sacramento Region, CA (MPG) - On August 5, 2017, at 0353 hours, CHP dispatch received a call of a vehicle on fire on the right shoulder of southbound Interstate 5, north of Airport Road.  A CHP patrol unit arrived at on scene at approximately 0403 hours.  Officers discovered the vehicle (2009 Dodge Caliber) had veered off the roadway, struck a tree and subsequently caught on fire. 

The 21 year old female driver from Citrus Heights self-extricated herself from the Dodge and suffered a broken right leg.  Fire personnel arrived on scene, put out the fire, and discovered a deceased 25 year old male right front passenger from Sacramento inside the vehicle.   At this time the cause of the collision is still being determined. 

There is no evidence that other vehicles were involved and there are no witnesses to this collision.

It is unknown if alcohol and/or drugs was a factor with the driver of the Dodge.

Source: CHP