FOLSOM (CBS13) – A passenger is dead after a woman suspected of driving under the influence crashed in Folsom early Tuesday morning.
The scene is at E. Bidwell Street and College Parkway, right next to Folsom Lake College.
Folsom police say, around 2 a.m., a car hit a pole in the area and her car flipped. Four people were inside the car – and a 28-year-old Cameron Park resident, who was riding in the front passenger seat, was killed.
The four other people inside and the driver, 21-year-old Alexis Little from Citrus Heights, were taken to the hospital. Their injuries are said to be moderate to minor and police said they are expected to make a full recovery.
Officers say a passenger in the car was the person who originally called 911.
Folsom Police Major Accident Response Team (MART) Investigators determined the vehicle had left the roadway, struck a light post and flipped on its roof before coming to a rest. A witness said the vehicle appeared to be speeding before the crash.
Officers said Little displayed signs of alcohol intoxication and further investigation revealed that she was likely impaired. She was arrested for suspected driving under the influence of alcohol and vehicular manslaughter.
The identities of the other victims have not yet been released.
Outbound lanes of E.Bidwell Street from Oak Avenue Parkway to Nesmith Court remained closed to traffic for several hours during the investigation.