Intoxication and speed
tied to crash that killed 3
Speed and driver intoxication apparently played a role in the deaths of three people in a one-car crash on southbound Highway 99 in Elk Grove early Saturday, according to the California Highway Patrol.
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The driver, from Merced, was in a 2010 Acura TSX and traveling between 80 and 100 mph near Calvine Road when the car drifted onto the right shoulder of the freeway and went out of control. The car struck a chain-link fence and a metal pole, killing all three people on board.
Sacramento County coroner’s officials identified the driver as Sean Leonguerrero, 24, and the passengers as Robert Anderson, 23, of Elk Grove and Michael Anderson, 23, of Atwater.
A CHP spokesperson said the driver was “clearly intoxicated.”
The men were pronounced dead at about 2:30 a.m., according to the coroner’s office.
– Chris Macias
Mostly clear and cool
weather on tap this week
Mostly clear with cool temperatures are on tap for the week, with just a slight chance of rain or showers in the Sacramento Valley on Thanksgiving Day, according to the National Weather Service.
Friday expect party sunny skies, with a high of about 66 degrees. Overnight lows for Black Friday – typically the biggest shopping day of the year – will be about 45 degrees.
Highs for the week will be in the mid-60s. Look for lows in the 40s. A slight warming is due by next weekend, with a high Saturday of about 68 degrees, NWS forecasters reported.
– Loretta Kalb