Elk Grove man identified as high-speed crash victim

Published: Friday, Jan. 4, 2013 - 12:00 am | Page 2B
Last Modified: Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013 - 10:39 am

A 21-year-old man killed Tuesday when he lost control of his vehicle at a high rate of speed and crashed at a historic schoolhouse has been identified by the Sacramento County coroner.

Elijah Nehemiah Riley of Elk Grove was the driver of a vehicle that crossed eight lanes of traffic on Bradshaw Road and crashed into a play structure at Edward Kelley Preschool. He died at the scene.

The cause of the 3 p.m. crash is under investigation, but it appears Riley "may have had a medical condition," a Sheriff's Department spokesman said at the time of the accident.

A 19-year-old male passenger was uninjured.

Riley was westbound on Lincoln Village Drive when he hit a traffic island, causing his car to cross Bradshaw, run up a side ramp of a building at the preschool, flip and crash into a play structure on the north side of the campus.

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