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Coroner’s Office identifies Elk Grove driver killed in crash

The driver of a Toyota Prius died in a collision with a landscaping truck on Promenade Parkway at Lent Ranch Parkway in Elk Grove.
The driver of a Toyota Prius died in a collision with a landscaping truck on Promenade Parkway at Lent Ranch Parkway in Elk Grove. Photo courtesy Elk Grove Police Department

The driver killed in a two-vehicle collision Tuesday on Promenade Parkway at Lent Ranch Parkway in Elk Grove has been identified by the Sacramento County Coroner’s Office.

The coroner’s website identified the driver as Shirley Knight, 82, of Elk Grove.

The crash occurred shortly after 4 p.m. A landscaper’s truck pulling a trailer was northbound on Promenade Parkway when a southbound Toyota Prius with Knight at the wheel began to turn left onto Lent Ranch Parkway, in front of the truck.

The vehicles collided. Knight, the sole occupant of the Prius, was pronounced dead at the scene.

An Elk Grove police spokesman said the driver was the only occupant of the landscaping truck and was not injured. The intersection had working traffic signals, and the circumstances of the collision are under investigation.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews

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