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Four-car crash kills one on Highway 50 near Howe Avenue

A view of westbound traffic on Highway 50 near east Sacramento on Tuesday, May 27, 2014. A driver under the influence of alcohol caused a fatal four-car collision on Sunday, April 24, 2016 on eastbound Highway 50 near Howe Avenue. The far right lanes were set to be closed until about 9 p.m. as the CHP finishes investigating the accident.
A view of westbound traffic on Highway 50 near east Sacramento on Tuesday, May 27, 2014. A driver under the influence of alcohol caused a fatal four-car collision on Sunday, April 24, 2016 on eastbound Highway 50 near Howe Avenue. The far right lanes were set to be closed until about 9 p.m. as the CHP finishes investigating the accident. rpench@sacbee.com

One person died Sunday afternoon when four vehicles were involved in a crash on eastbound U.S. Highway 50 near Howe Avenue.

After 5:30 p.m., a driver under the influence of alcohol in the far left lane rear-ended a vehicle, said California Highway Patrol Officer Michael Bradley. The struck vehicle veered to the right shoulder of the highway and hit what appeared to be a parked vehicle, Bradley said.

The driver of the rear-ended car died due to major injuries, said Bradley, who did not disclose the identity of the victim.

A fourth car was found rolled over at the scene, and the driver suffered minor injuries, said Bradley. Police have not disclosed the role of that car in the incident.

The far right lanes of Highway 50 were closed until about 8:30 p.m., Bradley said.

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