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Cosumnes Oaks grad, 19, identified as victim of Folsom crash

Folsom police are investigating a head-on collision early Thursday in this undeveloped area south of Highway 50, presented via Google Earth.
Folsom police are investigating a head-on collision early Thursday in this undeveloped area south of Highway 50, presented via Google Earth.

Folsom police investigated a head-on collision Thursday that claimed the life of one person in an undeveloped area south of Highway 50.

The Sacramento County Coroner’s Office identified the victims as Donovan Palma, 19, of Elk Grove.

Palma, a graduate of Cosumnes Oaks High School who played baseball, was attending Folsom Lake College. Family members have organized a GoFundMe account with a goal of raising $15,000.

The incident was reported to the Folsom Police Department about 5:09 a.m., and occurred on Scott Road, an area recently annexed by the city for future development.

Palma was driving a blue Kia northbound on Scott Road when he crossed into the oncoming lane, clipping a Lexus and crashing head-on into a pickup, according to Sgt. Andrew Bates, spokesman for the Folsom Police Department.

“One of the involved people was pronounced dead at the scene, and one was taken (to the hospital) with moderate injuries,” he said.

The driver of the Lexus was not injured. The road was closed for several hours.

Authorities did not release the identities of the other two people involved in the crash.

Richard Chang: 916-321-1018, @RichardYChang

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