One person died and four others got injured in a head-on collision on Highway 99 in the early hours of Sunday morning. 2 Galt officers were seriously injured in the fatal crash.
The crash occurred at around 4.35 a.m. just north of Dillard road on northbound Highway 99. The Highway Patrol (CHP) was notified that one of the cars in the head-on collision belonged to the City of Galt Police Department.
The preliminary investigation shows that a Dodge Ram pickup was driving south when it hit the median and broke through a concrete barrier, turning into a northbound lane. It crashed into a Galt Police Department patrol vehicle with two officers inside.
As per the witnesses, the patrol car was traveling around70 mph but the speed of the pickup truck is still unknown. On reaching the scene, the Cosumnes Fire Department personnel declared the driver of the truck dead. Two other passengers of the truck, both 26-year-old men, were transported to the local hospitals for their injuries.
The 2 Galt officers had to be extricated from their patrol care, they suffered major injuries and had to be transported to the UC Davis Medical Center. One officer is said to be stable however, the second officer has sustained major injuries and is in critical condition.
The Galt Police Department stated that the two officers were driving down to El Dorado County to assist in the Caldor Fire when they got involved in the collision with the truck.
The reason behind the crash is unknown, whether drugs or alcohol was a factor is being investigated. South Sacramento CHP Area and the Valley Division Multidisciplinary Accident Investigation Team are investigating the crash.
The identity of the Dodge Ram driver who was killed in the accident will be released by the Sacramento County Coroner’s Office once the next of kin is notified.
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