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Man killed in Highway 99 collision near Elverta Road

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Southbound traffic on Highway 99 north of Sacramento is backed up this morning following a collision that left one man dead, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The incident happened around 5:45 a.m., when a man driving a Toyota Camry north on Highway 99 made a U-turn in the median north of Elverta Road, CHP Officer Chad Hertzell said. His car was struck from behind by Ford 250 pickup driving south in the fast lane, Hertzell said.

The impact sent both vehicles into a ditch and killed the Camry driver, who was not identified. A 61-year-old man driving the Ford pickup and his son, who was a passenger, were not injured, Hertzell said.

No lanes are blocked, but “looky loos” are slowing traffic on southbound Highway 99, the officer said.

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