SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Authorities say a man and a woman, both of Grass Valley, have died after a crash in the North Sacramento area early Friday afternoon.
The scene is along westbound Interstate 80 at Marysville Boulevard.
CHP working at fatal collision. No impact to traffic visual only. WB I80 at Marysville Blvd/Raley traffic lanes not affected on ramp only. Please slow down and be patient! pic.twitter.com/rVHpNwtG8b
— CHP North Sac (@CHPNSac) September 13, 2019
Exactly what led up to the crash is unclear, but California Highway Patrol confirms that two people were killed after a full-sized pickup truck hauling a trailer went off the roadway and collided into a tree.
Traffic on westbound I-80 leading up to Marysville Boulevard is backing up to the area of the crash. CHP is advising drivers to use Highway 50 and Business 80 instead.
The I-80 westbound onramp is currently closed to traffic.