GALT (CBS13) – Two people are dead after a crash involving four vehicles on Highway 99 near Galt on Tuesday morning.
The crash happened on the northbound side of the freeway, near Twin Cities Road.READ MORE: COVID Surge Puts Pressure On ICUs In San Joaquin Valley
CHP says a 43-year-old man driving a 2008 Freight Tractor pulling double trailers on Highway 99 crashed into a 33-year-old man from Galt in a 2007 Chevy Silverado at 55 miles per hour.
Investigators say the force of the crash forced the Chevy into a utility trailer being hauled by a Volvo Tractor that was driving at 5 miles per hour. The Volvo was also pushed into another utility trailer that was hauled by another Freight Tractor.
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Investigators say the driver of the Chevy and his 20-year-old male passenger both died in the crash.
The driver of the 2008 Freight Tractor was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries. The other two truck drivers were not injured.
#TrafficAlert Sacramento County: All northbound SR-99 lanes are blocked just south of Twin Cities Road due to a multi-vehicle collision. No ETO.
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All lanes on northbound Highway 99 were blocked for most of the morning due to the crash. The roadway was reopened a little after 11 a.m.MORE NEWS: In Wake Of Sacramento Teen Shootings, Police Gang Units Arrest 4, Seize Guns, Illegal Drugs
Alcohol or drugs are not believed to be factors in the crash at this time.