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Woman killed in White Rock Road head-on crash was from Elk Grove

CHP investigates fatal three-car wreck on White Rock Road

Lt. Brandon Straw of the California Highway Patrol briefs reporters on a three-car collision on White Rock Road that killed two drivers Monday morning.
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Lt. Brandon Straw of the California Highway Patrol briefs reporters on a three-car collision on White Rock Road that killed two drivers Monday morning.

A woman killed in a head-on collision earlier this week in a rural area near Folsom has been identified by coroner’s deputies.

The Sacramento County Coroner’s Office said the woman killed Monday in a crash with a wrong-way driver on White Rock Road was 21-year-old Song Zhu of Elk Grove.

The crash involving three vehicles occurred about 8:20 a.m. on White Rock Road near Prairie City Road south of Highway 50.

A vehicle driven by 41-year-old Christopher Haynes of El Dorado Hills man was speeding west on eastbound White Rock Road, according to the California Highway Patrol. Just west of Prairie City Road, Haynes’ vehicle collided with an eastbound vehicle driven by Zhu.

An eastbound vehicle behind Zhu drove into the collision and that vehicle spun out of control. Haynes and Zhu were killed.

The third driver suffered minor to moderate injuries, said CHP Officer Tommy Riggin. There were no passengers in any of the vehicles.

CHP Lt. Brandon Straw said that dispatchers were told by witnesses that Haynes was traveling at 80 to 100 mph. A minute later a report was received of the collision.

The CHP plans to interview the family and friends of Haynes to find out why he was driving recklessly.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews

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