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Sacramento County Wrong-Way Car Crash Interstate 5; Ernest Gonzales Killed

Sacramento County Wrong-Way Car Crash Interstate 5; Ernest Gonzales Killed

Wrong-Way Driver Dead After Car Accident on I-5 Saturday

Sacramento, CA (September 1, 2020) – One person died, and two others suffered injuries following a wrong-way collision on the Interstate 5, also known as West Side Freeway, Saturday evening.

According to an article published by KCRA3 News, a Honda Accord veered into the opposite traffic and crashed head-on into a Toyota Camry in the northbound side of I-5. The accident occurred at about 11:55 p.m.

The force from the impact caused the Honda to become airborne. When the Honda landed on the road, it collided with a Volvo, also heading north on the freeway.

Authorities confirmed the driver of the Honda sadly died in the wreck. The Sacramento County Coroner identified the fatality as 46-year-old Ernest Gonzales, of Woodland.

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Meanwhile, the driver of the Toyota Camry reportedly suffered major injury as a result of the accident. The 38-year-old driver of the Volvo sustained minor injury in the crash. Paramedics transported the two patients to nearby hospitals for treatment.

Further investigation on the case is ongoing. Anyone with information on the unfortunate event is encouraged to call the authorities at 916-348-2317.


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