Last Thursday, 5 people, two of whom were children, were killed in a car accident when they hit a tree, near French Camp, on Interstate 5, Sacramento.
The California Highway Patrol (CHP) reports that the driver, a 33-year-old man driving a ’97 Toyota, was heading north on Interstate 5 when he presumably lost control and drove to the right, leaving the highway near Roth Road, ending up impacting a tree. The crash happened around 11 p.m.
The authorities presume that psychoactive substance abuse was involved in the crash, whether alcohol or drugs, but it has not yet been officially determined.
Of the 5 victims, (a 33 years old man, a 42 years old woman, and 3 other people of undetermined ages, 3 died at the scene and the other 2 died receiving medical attention, succumbing to the accident. Although the ages of 3 of the victims have not yet been specified, it is known that they were 2 children and a woman.
The cause of the accident is not known, but the authorities indicate that, when they left the road, they were driving at very high speeds.
Authorities continue to investigate the case.