The California Highway Patrol reported that one person was killed in a solo vehicle collision on Franklin Blvd, south of Elk Grove. The incident occurred around 7:13 am Tuesday. The driver was a male of unknown age.
News release from the CHP:
On January 2, 2024, at approximately 7:13 A.M., Sacramento Communication Center (SCC) received a call of a vehicle crash into a pole. The SCC dispatched California Highway Patrol (CHP) South Sacramento units to the crash. While the CHP units were en route SCC broadcast that Consumnes Fire Department advised it was a confirmed fatal traffic collision.
Preliminary investigation indicated a white Ford sedan was traveling at a high rate of speed, northbound on Franklin Blvd south of Hood Franklin Road. For an unknown reason, the vehicle left the east roadway edge, traveled down an embankment, prior to colliding into a utility pole (owned by SMUD). The vehicle caught fire and was fully engulfed with flames when elements of the fire department arrived on scene. After the fire was extinguished, it was determined the driver was solo in the vehicle. No other vehicles were involved in this collision and there was minimal impact to traffic at the time. It is unknown at this time if alcohol or drugs were a contributing factor. Due to the extensive damage to the vehicle, identifying information is still under investigation. In addition, due to the extensive injuries the party involved has been unconfirmed at this time, therefore no notifications have been made. Next of Kin will be notified by the Sacramento County Coroner’s Office once identification has been confirmed.