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Two die in Highway 16 head-on crash in Sloughhouse

The California Highway Patrol said that the driver of a Nissan, identified by the coroner as Jason Keating, 47, of Sloughhouse, died at the scene of the crash just east of Kiefer Boulevard around 11 p.m., as shown here in this Google Earth image.
The California Highway Patrol said that the driver of a Nissan, identified by the coroner as Jason Keating, 47, of Sloughhouse, died at the scene of the crash just east of Kiefer Boulevard around 11 p.m., as shown here in this Google Earth image.

Two people were killed in a head-on collision Tuesday night on the Jackson Highway.

The California Highway Patrol said that the driver of a Nissan, identified by the coroner as Jason Keating, 47, of Sloughhouse, died at the scene of the crash just east of Kiefer Boulevard around 11 p.m.

A 70-year-old woman from Sacramento, who is still unidentified, died of injuries at UC Davis Medical Center.

Witnesses told CHP officers that Keating was traveling eastbound on the Jackson Highway at a high rate of speed. For unknown reasons, Keating veered to the left toward oncoming westbound traffic.

During that maneuver, he sideswiped a Volkswagen, causing that car to overturn. Keating continued down the road and crashed head-on into the car of the Sacramento woman.

A passenger in the Volkswagen suffered a minor injury.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews

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