Two Ladies Die in South Sacramento Three-car Crash: A driver allegedly under the influence of drugs was involved in a three-vehicle incident in South Sacramento that claimed the lives of two ladies.
The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office said that this all began with an allegation of an attempted pocketbook snatching on Thursday at about 10:15 a.m. At French Road and Gerber Road intersection, the victim allegedly fought the suspect off and stopped a car theft.
The suspect then stole a Toyota RAV 4, according to the police. Then, they claim, he allegedly ran a red signal, resulting in a fatal collision on Florin Perkins Road going north, not far from Florin Road. The crash claimed the lives of two Sacramento women, ages 49 and 42, traveling together.
A small memorial is up to honor two women killed when a suspected carjacker crashed their car at the intersection of Florin and Florin-Perkins this morning. That suspect suffered only minor injuries and is being booked in Sacramento County Jail on several felony charges. pic.twitter.com/vc2PkkmlOw
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The driver of the third vehicle involved in the crash was a Las Vegas resident. According to the authorities, the person who complained of pain received treatment on the spot.
A deputy supervisor who was close and in the crash area proceeded to investigate. The deputy stopped the guy from allegedly trying to carjack another vehicle.
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The suspect, a 22-year-old guy from Sacramento, was taken to a hospital for treatment of minor wounds. He will be put into the Sacramento County Main Jail after being released from the hospital. He will be accused of DUI causing death, felony hit-and-run, and gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated.