By CBS13 Staff

SACRAMENTO COUNTY (CBS13) — Authorities have released the names of two of the three people killed in a multi-vehicle crash on Highway 99 south of Elverta  Road earlier in the week.

California Highway Patrol said, around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, an SUV and sedan were involved in a crash along northbound Highway 99 just south of Elverta Road. Officers said the sedan, was rear-ended by an SUV. Then, a few minutes later, a 30-foot rental truck rear-ended the sedan again.

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All three people inside the sedan were pronounced dead at the scene, CHP said.

On Friday, the Sacramento County Coroner’s Office identified two of the victims: 67-year-old Antelope resident Nitya Raju (the sedan driver) and 68-year-old Sacramento resident Masla mani (one of the passengers).

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The name of the third passenger killed in the crash has not been released, but CHP identified her as a 62-year-old woman from Fiji.

Lanes of the highway were closed for several hours while the crash was investigated and the vehicles and debris were removed from the roadway.

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Neither drugs nor DUI were a factor in the crash, investigators said.