One man is dead following a two-vehicle collision in South Sacramento that Sacramento police suspect was caused by a driver who was under the influence.
Officers responded to reports of a collision at the intersection of Franklin Boulevard and Idaho Drive at 8:54 p.m. on Saturday, according to a news release from the Sacramento Police Department. They found a mangled Cadillac CTS with three passengers and a Toyota FJ cruiser with one passenger.
The driver of the Cadillac was pronounced dead on the scene and the two other passengers were taken to an area hospital to recover from “minor injuries,” the release said.
An investigation found that the Toyota was traveling southbound on Franklin Boulevard when it collided with the Cadillac, which was traveling northbound on Franklin Boulevard.
Officers determined that the driver of the Toyota, who they identified as 35-year-old Allen Vang, was impaired during the collision, according to the news release. He was taken to an area hospital for medical clearance and was then booked into the Sacramento County Jail on charges of driving under the influence, jail records indicate. His bail is set at $50,000.
The Sacramento Police Department’s Major Collision Investigation Unit will continue to investigate the incident. Anyone with information about the collision is encouraged to call the department at 916-808-5471.