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DUI suspect driving stolen vehicle arrested in 4-car crash in North Highlands, CHP says

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A four-vehicle crash in North Highlands resulted in a car fire, extrication from a vehicle and major injuries to a DUI suspect, according to Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District officials and California Highway Patrol.

Metro Fire spokesman Chris Vestal said two patients were transported to the hospital following the crash at the intersection of Kirby Way and Walerga Road, with one occupant being extricated from a vehicle that had caught fire following the collision.

Emergency personnel responded to the collision at about 7:15 a.m. The investigation has been turned over to CHP, Vestal said.

About 7:24 a.m., CHP North Sacramento area officers arrested one of the drivers on suspicion of DUI and driving a stolen vehicle, according to the incident log. The suspect was taken to Mercy San Juan Medical Center with major injuries, according to the CHP log.

Further details regarding the other injured person were not immediately available.

All lanes reopened about 8:20 a.m. after being closed about an hour, CHP said.

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