Motorist Killed in Solo Vehicle Collision on I-5

Sacramento, CA (MPG)  |  By Mike Zerfas, California Highway Patrol

SACRAMENTO, CA (MPG) - On August 1, 2019 at approximately 0937 hours, The California Highway Patrol (CHP) received a call of a solo vehicle traffic collision on the transition road from I-5 northbound to I-80 eastbound. CHP Officers and Sacramento Metro Fire Department personnel arrived on scene and discovered a red Ford Mustang had collided with a tree. The driver and solo occupant of the vehicle, a 19-year old man from Vallejo, was pronounced deceased on scene.

The motorist was driving his Mustang on the transition road at what a witness reported was a high rate of speed when, for unknown reasons, he veered to the right, left the roadway, and collided with a tree. The cause of this collision is under investigation.

Any persons who may have witnessed this collision or who can provide any additional information regarding this collision should call Officer Mike Zerfas at the North Sacramento Area CHP office at (916) 348-2300 or cell phone at (916) 798-0975. Follow us on Twitter @chpnsac or like us on