By CBS13 Staff

ROSEVILLE (CBS13) — A head-on crash just north of Roseville on Thursday afternoon left one person dead and another person with serious injuries, the California Highway Patrol said.

The crash happened just before 3:30 p.m. along Fiddyment Road, south of Sunset Boulevard.

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Auburn-area CHP said the driver of a Honda was traveling southbound on Fiddyment when he lost control and swerved into the northbound lane in the path of an oncoming semi-truck. The Honda partially struck the truck head-on, resulting in major injuries for the Honda driver and his passenger.

The driver of the Honda and the passenger — both men — had to be extricated from the vehicle and were unconscious when they were transported to the hospital. The driver later died, the CHP said.

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The driver of the semi-truck was said to be OK.

As of 5:30 p.m. Fiddyment Road was closed in both directions in the area.

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According to a CHP statement, “drugs may be a factor in this collision.”