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Pickup truck driver killed in Elverta crash is identified

The Sacramento County Coroner’s Office says Rodney Jones, 58, is the driver who was killed Sunday when his pickup left West Elverta Road and crashed into a ditch.

A California Highway Patrol officer said that Jones was a Dunnigan resident.

The CHP said that at about 4 p.m. Sunday, Jones was traveling on West Elverta Road near East Levee Road when his pickup veered to the right and went off the road in the rural Elverta area.

Jones died at the scene. It is unclear why the pickup veered off a straight stretch of road, authorities said.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews