A 17-year-old boy was fatally injured in a rollover crash that ejected him on a Capital City Freeway offramp Wednesday afternoon.
The crash occurred about 4 p.m. as a Chevy Silverado southbound on Capital City Freeway exited onto the El Camino Avenue offramp. As the driver was negotiating the curve, he lost control and the Silverado overturned, ejecting one of the five occupants, said Officer Richard Quintana, California Highway Patrol spokesman.
The Silverado also stuck a vehicle, a Volkswagen GTI, that was stopped on the southbound freeway onramp for the metering light, Quintana said.
After rolling over, the Silverado landed on its wheels and was driven away on El Camino Avenue. The driver stopped the vehicle on a side street and ran off as the other occupants ran back to the crash scene, Quintana said.
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The Sacramento Police Department located the Silverado. The driver, who fled to his residence, was later taken into custody. He was identified by the CHP as 23-year-old Timothy Dale Dickerson of Sacramento.
The passenger who was ejected was transported to UC Davis Medical Center, where he died from his injuries. His name has not been released pending notification of family.
CHP officers arrested Dickerson after he received medical clearance for minor injuries. The other three occupants also were taken to the hospital with injuries described as minor to moderate, Quintana said.
No one in the Volkswagen was injured.
Dickerson was booked into Sacramento County jail on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter, hit and run with death or permanent injury, driving without a license and possession of a controlled substance, according to jail booking information. He was being held Thursday in lieu of $75,000 bail.