CITRUS HEIGHTS (CBS13) — Authorities have identified the wrong-way driver killed in a suspected DUI crash in Citrus Heights over the weekend.
Saturday morning, officers responded to a car that crashed into a pole near Auburn and Van Buren boulevards. Three people were inside the car; the driver was pronounced dead at the scene, Citrus Heights police said, while the two passengers were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.READ MORE: Local World War II Hero Has Yet To Be Cremated, Months After Death
Officers believe the driver was going down the wrong side of Auburn Boulevard just before crashing.READ MORE: International Women's Day: Celebrating Women In The Air Force
On Tuesday, the Sacramento County Coroner’s Office has identified the driver as 48-year-old Earl Allen.MORE NEWS: Stockton Gets Poor Ranking In New ‘Happiest Cities’ Study
Investigators have said intoxication looked to be a factor in the crash.