Crime - Sacto 911

CHP officer discovers wreck and dead man along busy Sacramento freeway

A call to clear vehicle parts on the Capital City Freeway on Monday morning turned up a car just off the roadway with a body inside.

The car, driven by the man in his 20s, apparently went off the side of northbound freeway during the night near Arden Way and hit a tree. Nobody noticed the wreckage all night.

About 7 a.m. Monday, dispatchers got a call about debris in the roadway. When a California Highway Patrol officer went to clear the debris, he noticed a car that had hit a tree.

There were no calls to dispatchers reporting the crash, according to a CHP spokesman.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews