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Elk Grove woman identified as crash victim

The woman killed in a weekend crash in Elk Grove has been identified by the Sacramento County Coroner’s Office.

Crystal L. Proffitt, 22, of Elk Grove died in a fatal vehicle crash on Laguna Boulevard at Laguna Park Drive Saturday afternoon. Five people, including three children, were also injured in the crash.

Authorities said Proffitt was driving a Ford Edge SUV traveling eastbound on Laguna Boulevard before beginning a northbound turn onto Laguna Park Drive. The maneuver placed it in the path of a Dodge 1500 pickup, which was westbound on the boulevard and had a green light, said Christopher Trim, Elk Grove Police Department spokesman.

The two vehicles collided, and a Ford Focus that was traveling behind the pickup truck hit one of the vehicles, sustaining damage to its rear right bumper. The pickup truck ended up near a light pole, and the SUV landed on the median.

Proffitt died at the scene, according to Elk Grove police. Two children, ages 8 and 11, were in the vehicle with her and were transported to local hospitals. The three occupants of the pickup, including two adults and one child, were also taken to hospitals.

Injuries to the survivors were moderate, said Chief Tracey Hansen at Cosumnes Community Services District Fire Department.

Call The Bee’s Bill Lindelof, (916) 321-1079.

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