A Roseville man died when his speeding car went out of control and slammed into a tree alongside Highway 99 in Sacramento County, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The Sacramento County Coroner’s office identified the driver as 22-year-old George R. Lapa.
CHP officer Michael Bradley said that at about 11:50 a.m. Thursday Lapa was traveling southbound on Highway 99 south of Elk Grove at speeds estimated in excess of 100 mph. While attempting to make a lane change, Lapa lost control of his car.
The car slid sideways, traveled onto the right shoulder and became airborne for a short distance. The car then glanced off one tree before striking another one.
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The vehicle sustained major driver’s side damage. Lapa died at the scene of the crash, which occurred just north of Dillard Road.