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Crash down Truxel Road embankment kills driver

Map shows where Garden Highway is closed to traffic for several hours Wednesday morning.
Map shows where Garden Highway is closed to traffic for several hours Wednesday morning. Sacramento Police Department

Truxel Road and Garden Highway have been reopened after a fatal crash that closed the streets for several hours Wednesday morning.

A car southbound on Truxel Road launched off the road about 2 a.m. and went down an embankment.

The male driver was pronounced dead on the scene after being partially ejected from the vehicle. A female passenger was taken to a hospital with serious injuries, according to Sacramento police.

Police continue to investigate what caused the crash.

The wreck closed Garden Highway from Northgate Boulevard to Natomas Park Drive for several hours.

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