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Driver crashes through fence onto Highway 99, killing passenger

A vehicle drove through a chain-link fence on West Stockton Boulevard, landing on the shoulder of Highway 99 around 6 p.m. Sunday, Elk Grove police said. The driver fled the scene, leaving one passenger in the vehicle who was found dead.
A vehicle drove through a chain-link fence on West Stockton Boulevard, landing on the shoulder of Highway 99 around 6 p.m. Sunday, Elk Grove police said. The driver fled the scene, leaving one passenger in the vehicle who was found dead. Elk Grove Police Department

In a fatal accident Sunday night, a driver crashed an SUV through a chain-link fence along West Stockton Boulevard in Elk Grove and onto the shoulder of Highway 99, police said.

There were two people in the vehicle: a passenger who died, and a driver who fled on foot, police said.

“The driver was not on scene,” said Christopher Trim, spokesman for the Elk Grove Police Department.

Trim said that when officers arrived, they found a black SUV resting on the shoulder of southbound Highway 99, with the dead passenger inside.

The SUV was traveling northbound in the 9300 block of West Stockton Boulevard when it veered off the roadway and drove through the fence, Trim added.

A portion of West Stockton Boulevard was closed while the investigation continued Sunday night.

“We are searching for the driver," Trim said.

Jessica Hice: 916-321-1550, @JesserPea

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