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Young woman in serious condition after hit-and-run crash on Business 80

An 18-year-old Sacramento woman was in serious but stable condition Monday following a hit-and-run collision a day earlier on Business 80 near the El Camino Avenue exit, according to the California Highway Patrol.

CHP spokesman Chad Hertzell said the young woman, riding Sunday afternoon in the front passenger seat, was thrown from the car, which rolled and then landed on her. She was not wearing a seat belt, he said.

The driver and a passenger in the right rear seat, both also women, complained of pain but were not seriously injured, he said.

No arrests have been made and, while investigators have traced the plate number of the other driver, they are not releasing that information until they can verify its authenticity – probably by Tuesday, Hertzell said.

The CHP spokesman told The Sacramento Bee earlier that an unidentified man was driving a beige Buick Century, swerving in and out of the far right lane. After crossing over into the right shoulder and heading back to his lane, his car side-swiped a light blue Toyota Matrix near the El Camino Avenue exit.

The collision caused the driver of the Toyota to hit the center median. The 18-year-old woman was ejected from the Toyota and it rolled over several times before landing on her, he said.

All three women were taken to UC Davis Medical Center.

The suspect “was last seen heading east on Marconi (Avenue) toward Fulton” Avenue, according to the CHP spokesman.

The man stopped at a 7-Eleven convenience store near Marconi and Auburn avenues to drop off a male passenger and drove away, Hertzell added.

Anyone with information can call the CHP dispatch line at 916-861-1300.

Jessica Hice: 916-321-1550, @JesserPea

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