A 53-year-old man was killed and a child was injured Friday afternoon in a crash in south Sacramento County.
The crash occurred at 3:18 p.m. on Hedge Avenue, just north of Florin Road. Officer Michael Bradley, California Highway Patrol spokesman, said a 2004 Honda Accord heading north on Hedge Avenue crossed into the path of a dump truck that was traveling southbound.
The Accord was traveling 40 to 45 mph as it crossed into the southbound lane. The dump truck driver hit is horn and applied his brakes, but the Honda continued toward the truck without slowing down and hit the front of the truck, according to a CHP news release.
The driver of the Honda, a Sacramento resident, was not wearing a seat belt and was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the CHP
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The child, a 3-year-old boy, was in a child restraint seat in the left rear passenger seat of the Honda. The CHP reported that a passerby stopped and broke the left rear window pull the child out of the vehicle.
The boy was transported to to UC Davis Medical Center with unknown injuries, the news release said.
A dog also was injured in the crash and was taken by Sacramento County animal control officers.
The driver of the dump truck, a 50-year-old Sacramento man, was not injured.
Hedge Avenue was closed to traffic in both directions due to the collision.