NORTH HIGHLANDS, Calif. (CBS13) – An elderly woman was killed Tuesday afternoon in a two-car collision that shut down most of a major roadway for hours.
The California Highway Patrol said a 33-year-old Carmichael resident was driving south on Auburn Boulevard in a Chevy 3500 truck towing a trailer filled with debris at about 3:20 p.m. when a smaller truck, a Chevy S10, heading in the opposite direction made a left turn onto College Oak Drive in front of him.
The larger vehicle had already entered the intersection on a green light at about 40 miles per hour and was unable to stop before striking the other vehicle on the passenger side, flipping it onto its side.
The driver of the second vehicle, 92-year-old Vincent Ambrose Jr., suffered moderate injuries and was rushed to the hospital. The passenger in the vehicle, an 81-year-old woman whose identity has not been released, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Carmichael resident was not injured.
All of the involved parties were wearing seatbelts, and drugs and alcohol do not appear to be a factor, according to the CHP.