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CHP: 2 People Killed In Crash Near Walnut Grove

WALNUT GROVE (CBS13) - At least two people are dead after a crash in rural south Sacramento County Tuesday morning.

The scene is the Sacramento River Delta on Walnut Grove-Thornton Road, just south of Walnut Grove.

California Highway Patrol officials say the crash happened a little after 7:30 a.m. A pickup truck and a Toyota Prius were involved in a head-on crash.

Investigators say the Prius driver was apparently trying to pass a slower car, but lost control. The Prius then began to fishtail before it appeared in front of a pickup going the opposite direction.

The pickup driver slammed on the brakes, but the pick soon crashed into the driver's side of the Prius.

The driver of the Prius and a right rear passenger inside were killed in the crash, CHP says. The front passenger of the Prius suffered critical injuries and was airlifted to the hospital.

The driver of the pickup was also taken to the hospital.

The road was closed for several hours as authorities investigated the scene.


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