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.READ MORE: Climate Insurance? California Department Of Insurance Releases Report to Re-Imagine Insurance
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).READ MORE: Report: California Not Enforcing Its Vaccine Mandate On State Workers
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.MORE NEWS: Man, 23, Accused Of Breaking San Joaquin County Courthouse Windows
Neither drugs nor DUI were a factor in the crash, investigators said.