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Details on traffic-snarling fatal crash on Highway 50

A crash that backed up traffic Monday morning on Highway 50 in Rancho Cordova killed one man when his car was rear-ended by another vehicle.

The crash occurred along westbound Highway 50 just east of Bradshaw Road about 8:15 a.m. during the morning commute. Westbound traffic on the highway was backed up beyond Zinfandel Road.

When California Highway Patrol Officers arrived at the scene of the crash involving four vehicles, a driver had died despite efforts by Sacramento Fire Department medical personnel.

Lt. Brandon Straw of the East Sacramento CHP office said that it appears that the driver’s car was rear-ended and his vehicle pushed forward into another vehicle. That vehicle then was pushed forward into another vehicle.

The car that was rear-ended sustained major damage. The crash happened in the lane next to the fast lane.

“It was your typical morning commute traffic at that time where it was stop-and-go," said Straw. “There were no traffic collisions up ahead. It appears that one of the parties for unknown reasons did not have time to stop.”

Straw said that the crash continues to be under investigation. Another motorist was transported to the hospital with a non life-threatening injury.

Bill Lindelof: (916) 321-1079, @Lindelofnews