A Russian man died last week when his vehicle went off the road, hit a pole and overturned.
Veniamin Palnikov, 29, was westbound on Orange Grove Avenue approaching Roseville Road about 10:30 p.m. Friday when for unknown reasons he turned the vehicle in an unsafe way, which caused it to leave the road, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The vehicle hit a utility pole and overturned, the CHP reported.
Palnikov, who was not wearing a seat belt, was partially ejected from the vehicle, a CHP officer said. He died at the scene.
A passenger in the car was taken to a hospital. He was treated and released, according to the CHP.
A gofundme page has been set up for Palnikov. A relative notes that he is a Russian citizen and has been in Sacramento to visit a sick grandfather.
Palnikov leaves behind his parents, two sisters and a brother who all reside in Russia, according to the gofundme page. Any money donated to the fund would be used to transport his body to his loved ones in Russia.