On October 27, 2020 at approximately 4:20 pm, The California Highway Patrol (CHP) received a call of a traffic collision involving three vehicles on I-5 southbound, north of Airport Blvd.

Multiple California Highway Patrol (CHP), Sacramento Sheriff Department (SSD) and Sacramento Metropolitan Fire Department (SMFD) responded to the scene and learned that a big rig being driven in the #1 lane at an unknown speed, collided with stopped traffic.

For reasons still under investigation, the driver of the big rig failed to stop for stopped traffic ahead and collided with a maroon Chevrolet van, white Kia and a white Ram pickup. Multiple parties were transported to a local area hospital with major injuries
and where the 40-year old driver of the white Kia succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased by hospital staff at approximately 5:06 pm. The roadway was blocked during the investigation and has since reopened.


The driver of the big rig cooperated with the investigation and there is no suspicion of intoxication.

Any persons who may have witnessed this collision or who can provide any additional information regarding this collision should call Officer Greg Zumstein at the North Sacramento Area CHP office at (916)348-2300 by cell phone at (916)798-0975. Follow us
on Twitter @CHPNSac, Facebook.com/chpnorthsac, Instagram @chpnorthsac, or Nextdoor.

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Born and raised in Rio Linda, graduate of Rio Linda High School, and resident for most of the last 50 years. Committee Chair for the Rio Linda Elverta Visions Committee, announcer for the Rio Linda Little League Parade, Keeper of the Archway Lights, and outspoken advocate for the community.