The name of the driver who was killed early Sunday morning when his car went off Interstate 80 and plowed into a tree was released Monday.
The Sacramento County Coroner’s office identified him as Raul Ernesto Vasquez, 30, of West Sacramento. He was pronounced dead at 7:13 a.m. at the accident scene.
Early Sunday morning, California Highway Patrol responded to an accident at I-80, near the West El Camino on ramp.
Vasquez was apparently going west on I-80 at a high rate of speed, veered off the road, hit a ditch, which sent his Honda Accord airborne across the on ramp and into a tree. The collision split the car into two. His rate of speed as not disclosed.
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Vasquez, who was not wearing his seat belt, died at the scene. He was not ejected.
It was not known Monday if alcohol or drugs were factors in the accident.