SACRAMENTO COUNTY (CBS13) – One person has died and several people were injured after a DUI suspect hit their van early Monday morning.
The scene is on southbound Interstate 5 near Lambert Road, south of Elk Grove.
California Highway Patrol says, a little after 2:30 a.m., a woman driving an SUV struck a trailer being towed by a van. The van then swung out of control and overturned, ejecting many of the van’s passengers.
One of the van’s passengers was pronounced dead at the scene. He has since been identified by the Sacramento County Coroner’s Office as 30-year-old Colin Mulhern, a resident of Centennial, Colorado.
The six other people in the van have been taken to the hospital, three for major while the other three for minor injuries.
Officers have arrested the woman who was driving the SUV. She is suspected of being under the influence at the time of the crash. Her name has not been released, but she was identified by CHP as a 27-year-old Los Banos resident.