Crime & Safety


On June 19, 2020 at approximately 12:37 am, The California Highway Patrol (CHP) received a call of a wrong way driver traveling northbound in the southbound lanes of I-5, south of Powerline Road.

At approximately 12:42 am, the wrong way driver collided with another vehicle traveling on I-5 southbound just south of Powerline Road.

CHP units responded to the traffic collision and discovered a Honda Accord was traveling on I-5 southbound when it collided head on with the wrong way vehicle (Subaru Outback) just south of Powerline Road. The 56 year-old female driver of the Honda Accord, from Beiber, California, and the 49 year-old male driver of the Subaru Outback, from Sonoma, California, were pronounced deceased at the scene of the collision.

The 60 year-old male passenger in the Honda Accord was transported to U.C. Davis Medical Center for major injuries sustained as a result of the collision. The cause of the collision is still under investigation. Traffic was diverted from I-5 southbound to the Airport Boulevard exit for approximately three hours while the collision was investigated.

Any persons who may have witnessed this collision or who can provide any additional information regarding this collision should call Officer A.J. McTaggart at the North Sacramento Area CHP office at (916) 348-2317, or by cell phone at (916) 798-0975. Follow us on Twitter @CHPNSac,, Instagram @chpnorthsac, or Nextdoor.

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