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Driver dies in 3-vehicle crash near Elk Grove

A man died Wednesday afternoon and another person was injured in a crash involving three vehicles on Grant Line Road in the Elk Grove area.

The name of the man who died has not been released pending notification of his family.

Officer Christopher Trim, a spokesman for the Elk Grove Police Department, said the crash occurred about 2:10 p.m. in the 9900 block of Grant Line Road. A flat-bed tow truck was eastbound on Grant Line Road when a black Honda Civic pulled out in front of it.

Trim said the tow truck struck the sedan broadside, then struck a pickup truck that was westbound on Grant Line Road. The driver of the sedan was killed and a passenger in the vehicle was injured.

The collision occurred just outside the Elk Grove city limits, and Elk Grove police turned over the investigation to the California Highway Patrol.


“The tow truck was reportedly traveling at a safe rate of speed and, unfortunately, struck the driver’s side of the Honda as it pulled out,” said CHP Sgt. Sean Kent

The driver of the Honda died almost instantly, Kent said. A female passenger in the Honda was taken to a local hospital, he said.

Trim said neither the driver of the tow truck nor the driver or passenger in the pickup truck was injured.

Kent said the Honda driver was pulling out of a roadway that serves an airport that also houses storage units. He said it did not appear anything was obstructing the driver’s view. Kent said the CHP was interviewing multiple witnesses.

Grant Line between Bradshaw and Mosher roads was expected to remain closed until about 5:30 p.m. for investigation of the crash. Motorists are advised to avoid the area.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy