A Sacramento man was killed near Dixon earlier this month after his 2007 Honda Accord collided with a 2013 Ford Escape.
According to the Patch.com website, the accident happened on Wednesday, November 6th, in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 80, east of Curry Road.
California Highway Patrol Officer David Harvey told reporters that Jonathan Rosete, 23, was killed when he was changing from the Number 2 Lane to the Number 3 Lane when his vehicle collided with the slower moving vehicle.
The impact caused a Ford Escape that was being driven by a 71-year-old woman from Silveyville to leave the roadway and overturn onto the right shoulder of the highway.
Rosete’s vehicle continued eastbound on Interstate 80 veered off the highway and became lodged in a clump of bushes.
Officer Harvey said that investigators believe that Rosete was killed in the initial impact of the accident. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The woman in the Ford Escape suffered only minor injuries. She was transported to Kaiser Hospital and Medical Center in Vacaville for treatment and was later released.
CHP investigators believe that speed played a role in the crash and have estimated that Rosete was traveling faster than the posted 65 miles per hour speed limit before the crash.
Possible impairment by drugs or alcohol has not been ruled out.