Three people died Saturday afternoon following what the CHP says was a head-on collision. The driver of a pickup truck veered off the road, then overcorrected and slammed into an oncoming Honda, the CHP said. All three in the Honda died, while the pickup driver survived and faces DUI and manslaughter charges.
A fire erupted in the basement of an unoccupied Victorian before dawn Saturday. About 80 firefighters stopped the blaze after flames reached the attic. The cause of the fire near 21st and T streets is under investigation.
Sarah Priess was killed after months in a rocky relationship with William Hendrickson, who is accused in her death. Priess leaves behind four children and two families searching for answers. A Sacramento memorial is scheduled for Saturday afternoon.
More than 20 adults were arrested on prostitution related charges this week, the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office announced Saturday. The individuals were arrested during an undercover operation on Thursday.
Arraignment set Monday in Sacramento Superior Court for Juan V. Avalos, accused in the slashing death of a North Highlands woman on Wednesday. Avalos, 28, is being held without bail in Sacramento County Jail. He is suspected of attacking the woman from behind after she left her car to approach him during a random encounter.
A former inmate of the California Correctional Center in Susanville has pleaded guilty to conspiring to defraud the U.S. government. Personal identification information of other inmates was used in the scheme. Edwin Ludwig IV, 34, entered the guilty plea Wednesday.