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Coroner identifies man in Arden Arcade head-on collision

The scene of Sunday’s fatal accident.
The scene of Sunday’s fatal accident. video image

The victim in a deadly Arden Arcade head-on collision Sunday night was identified by the Sacramento County Coroner’s Office as Marc William Byerley, 50, of Sacramento.

The coroner listed five adult children as relatives of Byerley.

Byerley was driving a black Chevrolet south on Watt Avenue when his pickup truck got a flat tire north of Marconi Avenue, said Chad Hertzell, a spokesman for the California Highway Patrol.

A witness said the truck veered over a median and collided head-on with a white Ford Explorer traveling north, according to the CHP.

Hertzell said Wednesday morning that the initial news release erroneously said the driver of the Explorer had been killed.

“The driver in the white Ford Explorer did not die,” Hertzell said. “He was transferred to the hospital along with the other passengers.”

Their injuries were reported as minor to moderate in the news release. Byerley died at the scene, he said.

Nashelly Chavez: 916-321-1188, @nashellytweets