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Driver and dog die, passenger injured after car crashes off Highway 50 into Rancho Cordova

Man, dog killed in Rancho Cordova crash; DUI suspected
Man, dog killed in Rancho Cordova crash; DUI suspected 00:18

RANCHO CORDOVA – A driver and a dog have died and another man is in critical condition after a car crashed off Highway 50 on Monday morning in Rancho Cordova.

The CHP says drugs and/or alcohol appear to be a factor in the crash.

Metro Fire of Sacramento says that just before 7 a.m., a car crashed off the freeway. It then struck several trees before it finally stopped up against a vacant building along the 10900 block of Sun Center Drive.

Investigators say the vehicle was traveling recklessly at a high rate of speed at the time of the crash. 

First responders took two people, who were both in the car at the time, to the hospital. The driver, a 39-year-old Roseville man, later died. A 47-year-old Oxnard man is still at the hospital with major injuries. 

The dog was also found dead by medics, Metro Fire says.

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