SACRAMENTO COUNTY (CBS13) — Authorities have released the name of the woman who was involved in a minor crash along Highway 99, only to be struck and killed by a DUI suspect last week.
The crash happened back on Jan. 8 along the northbound side of the freeway near Dillard Road.READ MORE: 'I Don't Think That's Fair': Allora Co-Owner Says Staff Was Bumped Down Vaccine List
California Highway Patrol said the woman was first involved in a non-injury crash with a driver. Both drivers in that crash got out of their cars and were standing in the #1 lane of the freeway, officers say.
It was then that another driver crashed into the woman and one of the stopped cars. The woman suffered fatal injuries, officers said.READ MORE: 'My Nephew Died A Hero': Family Honors Man From Sacramento Mistakenly Shot And Killed By Idaho Police
On Friday, the woman was identified by the Sacramento County Coroner’s Office as 26-year-old Roseville resident Mary Eskman.
More from CBS Sacramento:MORE NEWS: 3-Car Crash Forces I-80 Lane Closures, CHP Says
- Stimulus Check (Or Debit Card) Is In The Mail: Here’s What It Looks Like
- Sacramento Man Resigns From Position In California Republican Assembly After Involvement In Capitol Riot
- Oakdale Hospital Offering $300 To Employees Who Get Vaccinated
The driver of the car that struck and killed Eskman was arrested on suspicion of DUI. He has been identified as 23-year-old Bridgeport, WA resident Jesus S. Hernandez.