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Big rig crash in south Sacramento kills motorist stopped on slick I-5

Slick roads slow Sacramento commute

Overnight rain and morning drizzle led to spinouts and a fatal collision on Interstate 5 on Thursday morning, Dec. 8, 2016. This is a view of I-5 at Sutterville Road.
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Overnight rain and morning drizzle led to spinouts and a fatal collision on Interstate 5 on Thursday morning, Dec. 8, 2016. This is a view of I-5 at Sutterville Road.

A big rig crashed into an apparently disabled Honda Civic on northbound Interstate 5 in south Sacramento early Thursday, killing the car’s driver.

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The crash was one of a number of collisions on area freeways in the predawn hours as a light rain fell. Another crash on I-5 near Sacramento International Airport involving a car and two big rigs slowed travelers trying to catch flights.

The Sacramento County Coroner’s Office identified the victim of the crash involving the big rig as Javier Gonzalez, 18.

That crash occurred about 5:15 a.m. when Gonzalez’s Honda was near Cosumnes River Boulevard. The car was motionless and all lights were out when the impact occurred, authorities said.

The big rig and the car ended up in the center divider, officials said. The car may have been involved in a crash before being struck by the big rig, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews

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