Fatal crash near Folsom elementary school closes roadway

A fatal collision has closed a Folsom roadway near an elementary school Monday, police say.

The westbound direction of East Natoma Street will be closed west of Harvest Loop until about 4 p.m. after a midday “fatal auto collision” in the area, the Folsom Police Department said in a news release.

No other details about the crash were available. The crash happened near Hazel McFarland Park and Empire Oaks Elementary School.

Michael McGough anchors The Sacramento Bee’s breaking news reporting team, covering public safety and other local stories. A Sacramento native and lifelong capital resident, he interned at The Bee while attending Sacramento State, where he earned a degree in journalism.