Tuesday’s Highway 99 crash victims identified

The victims killed in the collision Tuesday morning on northbound 99 near Galt have been identified as Charlie Mosqueda, 20, and Antonio Mosqueda, 33. The two were in a pickup that was rear-ended by a big rig around 7 am on Tuesday morning.

The CHP posted the following on their Facebook page:

**Press Release, Four Vehicle Fatal Collision**

On January 28, 2020, at approximately 6:57 am, officers from the South Sacramento Area were advised of a traffic collision with an ambulance responding on northbound SR-99 just north of Ayers Lane. Officers responded to the scene and determined that a four vehicle fatal traffic collision had occurred. The details included in this post are preliminary. This investigation is in its early stages and information is limited at this point.

A 43 year old male from Sacramento was driving a 2008 Freight Tractor pulling double trailers in the #2 lane of northbound SR-99 just north of Ayers Lane at a stated speed of 55 mph. A 33 year old male from Galt was driving a 2007 Chevy Silverado directly in front of the Freight. Traffic in front of the Chevy began to slow and the driver slowed down the Chevy in response. For an unknown reason, the driver of the Freight failed to stop or slow and collided into the rear of the Chevy at freeway speeds. The force of the impact pushed the Chevy forward and the front of the Chevy collided into the rear of a utility trailer that was being hauled by a 2017 Volvo Tractor that was traveling at a stated speed of 5 mph. The force of the impact pushed the Volvo Tractor forward where it collided into the rear of a utility trailer being hauled by a 2019 Freight Tractor.

The Chevy pickup sustained major damage as a result of the collision. The driver and a 20 year old male from Galt who was sitting in the right front passenger seat sustained fatal injuries. The driver of the 2008 Freight sustained minor injuries and was transported to a local hospital. The two other big rig drivers involved in this incident were uninjured. Northbound SR-99 was closed for approximately four hours for the investigation and for Caltrans District 3 to clean up debris and make the roadway safe for traffic.

The identity of the deceased will be released by the Sacramento County Coroner’s Office after next of kin is notified. Alcohol and or drugs are not believed to be factors at this time.

Photo courtesy South Sacramento CHP
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