According to news sources, a fatal single vehicle accident took place Sunday night when a man reportedly lost control of the vehicle he was driving and sent it veering off the roadway before colliding with a tree.
A 20-year-old was driving a 1994 Ford Escort on Interstate 80 traveling westbound when the accident took place, a California Highway Patrol officer said. The incident occurred when the driver seemingly lost control of the vehicle for unknown reasons, causing the vehicle to veer off the roadway and collide with a tree.
A passenger inside the vehicle at the time was not restrained and sustained fatal injuries. He was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. The driver of the vehicle was transported to an area hospital for treatment of major injuries.
The CHP is currently investigating the cause of the accident.
As a Sacramento car accident lawyer, I offer my sincere condolences to the family and friends of the deceased. In my line of work, I am familiar with accidents of this tragic nature. If you or someone you care about has been struck by a car and believe the conditions that caused it were the fault of another party, I encourage you to contact a Sacramento personal injury lawyer to help you proceed legally.