On August 3, 2020 at approximately 11:45 pm, The California Highway Patrol (CHP) received a call of a collision involving multiple vehicles in the area of Elkhorn Boulevard at East Levee Road. 

CHP officer responded to the collision scene and learned that a grey Toyota Corolla (driven by Amardeep Singh, 29-year-old from Antelope) was traveling westbound on Elkhorn Boulevard approaching the intersection of East Levee Road behind a white Audi Sedan (driven by a 25-year-old female from Sacramento) traveling in the same direction. 

The grey Toyota Corolla entered the eastbound lane of Elkhorn Boulevard as it approached the intersection of East Levee Road, ultimately colliding head-on with a white Dodge Van (driven by a 50-year-old male from Woodland) that was heading eastbound on Elkhorn Boulevard just east of the intersection with East Levee Road. 

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After colliding with the Dodge Van, the Toyota Corolla continued in a northwesterly direction sideswiping the Audi Sedan and a white Toyota Tundra (driven by a 33-year-old male from Oroville) that was directly behind the Dodge Van on Elkhorn Boulevard. 

Medical personnel arrived on scene and provided aid to all involved parties.  However, the 50-year-old male (who was the driver of the white Dodge Van) was pronounced deceased at the scene of the collision on August 4, 2020 at 12:03 am. 

The other drivers involved in the collision sustained minor injuries. 

Public Safety News Network has photos of the scene on Facebook.

Driver Arrested

Amardeep Singh (driver of the Toyota Corolla) fully cooperated with CHP investigators and was subsequently arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol. 

Following Singh’s arrest, he was then transported to Mercy San Juan Medical Center (MSJMC) and treated for his injuries sustained and then was booked at the Sacramento County Main Jail for the following charges: 23153(a)VC – Felony Driving Under the Influence (DUI causing bodily injury or death to another), 23153(b)VC – Felony DUI (causing bodily injury or death to another with a Blood Alcohol Content of .08% or higher), and 191.5(a)PC – Gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated. 

Singh is currently at the Sacramento County Main Jail awaiting his arraignment.

According to the Natomas Buzz, Singh plead no contest to misdemeanor DUI charges in January 2018 and was serving a three-year probation term at the time of his arrest on August 3.

On January 4th 2019, a head-on collision also took place at this intersection. Just one month ago, another fatal accident took place on Elkhorn west of Highway 99, and in May 2019 a bicyclist was killed while crossing Elkhorn Blvd at the bike trail crossing east of Rio Linda Boulevard.

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)348-2300 by cell phone at (916)798-0975.  Follow us on Twitter @CHPNSac, Facebook.com/chpnorthsac, Instagram @chpnorthsac, or Nextdoor.

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