CARMICHAEL (CBS13) – A mother and her young child were hurt in a road-rage crash in Carmichael in which the woman who caused it died, according to police.
It happened along Auburn Boulevard Wednesday night near Rosebud Lane at about 7:30 p.m.
Police say 19-year-old Tayler Hutchins got upset with a male driver who pulled up behind her white 1991 Lexus LS400 during a red light at Auburn. After the signal changed, she started braking and swerving to prevent the car, a 2004 silver BMW 300 series, from passing her.
When the BMW eventually was able to pass her by using the left-turn lane, she swerved again and lost control, hitting a 1991 gray Mercedes 190E approaching in the westbound lane with a 23-year-old mother and her 4-year-old son inside. The two were taken to UC Davis Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.
Hutchins’ car overturned and came to rest on its wheels in a parking lot just west of Rosebud Lane. She was taken to Mercy San Juan, where she died from her injuries.
“You know, they had a kid. They could’ve lost an entire family because somebody decided to go out there and be mad and speed down the road and lose control of their car,” said Charlene Block, who witnessed the accident.
Officers are still searching for the driver of the BMW, who didn’t stop after the accident behind him, to provide them with a statement.