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Crash kills young mother in south Sacramento; badly injures daughter

A woman died and her 5-year-old daughter suffered major injuries Wednesday night when her car rear-ended another vehicle on Highway 99 in south Sacramento.

The 22-year-old woman was northbound on Highway 99 just north of the Fifth Avenue over-crossing in a slow lane at a high rate of speed at about 11:45 p.m. Wednesday when her car collided with the rear of another vehicle traveling at 55 mph, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The woman was not wearing a seat belt and her daughter was not in a child’s passenger seat, according to a CHP press release. The little girl was wearing a seat belt.

An investigation into the crash was being conducted.

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