Sacramento County coroner’s deputies have identified the motorist killed in a seven-vehicle collision Friday afternoon on Laguna Boulevard in Elk Grove.
The coroner’s website said the man who died was Jeffrey Fields, 63, of Elk Grove.
An Elk Grove police spokesman said that at about 5:15 p.m. Friday, a sport-utility vehicle that witnesses said was traveling at high speed rear-ended a Toyota Prius that had slowed in stop-and-go traffic during rush hour.
The collision near Laguna Crest Way killed Fields, the Prius driver, and caused a chain reaction involving five other vehicles, three of which were significantly damaged, police said.
The driver of the SUV and two other people were taken to hospitals.