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South Sacramento crash leaves 1 dead, 4 injured

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SLIDESHOW: Sacramento crash kills 1, injures 4

SACRAMENTO, CA - An early morning car collision in the south area left a woman dead and four others injured Sunday, according to police.

The accident happened just before 1:45 a.m. on Power Inn Road at Elder Creek Road, Sacramento police Sgt. Norm Leong said. A Nissan Altima with two people inside and a Cadillac carrying three people collided in the intersection.

Leong said two people in the Cadillac suffered moderate injuries, but the unidentified woman, who was a passenger inside, died on scene. The two occupants in the Altima were transported to a local hospital with moderate to major injuries, according to Leong.

Police believe the Nissan was travelling southbound on Power Inn Road and the Cadillac was turning from north Power Inn Road onto westbound Elder Creek Road, when the crash happened.

Leong said it was still being determined which driver was at fault. Investigators were also looking into whether alcohol was involved in the incident.

Anyone with information about the fatal crash should contact the Sacramento Police Department at (916) 443-HELP or text in a tip to 274637. Enter SACTIP followed by the tip information.


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