1 Killed, 5 Injured in Accident at Highway 65 and Wise Road
LINCOLN (October 9, 2018) – A fatal traffic collision in the area of Highway 65 and Wise Road on Tuesday evening, according to The Sacramento Bee.
The accident took place at around 6:50 p.m.
As per the article, California Highway Patrol said for an unknown reason three vehicles collided on Highway 65 at Wise Road. A tractor-trailer was reportedly involved in the wreck.
One of the vehicles involved rolled over while another went into a ditch and sparking a fire along the right shoulder as a result of the crash.
Truck and Car Crash on Highway 65 in Lincoln
Cal Fire’s Nevada-Yuba-Placer officials along with the paramedics responded to the scene and confirmed that one person was killed in the incident. Five people sustained minor injuries upon impact.
The names of the deceased and injured victims have not been yet released. Meanwhile, the fire, which burned the vegetation 1.5 acres, was extinguished just before 7:30 p.m.
The northbound lanes of Highway 65 were forced to shut down following the collision which remains under investigation.
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A forensic examination of the three vehicles, as well as photos that were taken of the scene, will help investigators determine the liability in the deadly collision. Authorities will thoroughly look into how fast each party was going, whether or not alcohol or drugs were involved, whether or not there were any mechanical issues with the cars, and whether or not one of the drivers involved was distracted or did not yield to the right of way motorist. The investigation will also consist of looking at measurements of evidence left by the vehicles such as point of impact, its final resting position, skid marks, and gouge marks.
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