SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Three people died after the car they were in was rear-ended twice along Highway 99 near Elverta on Wednesday, the California Highway Patrol said.
Investigators said a sedan was traveling in the northbound lanes of the highway at around 2:30 p.m. when it was rear-ended by an SUV and then rear-ended again by an approximately 30-foot box truck.READ MORE: Woman Drowns At Shrinking Folsom Lake, Leaving Young Nephew Alone on Shore
Three people were killed in the crash: the driver, 67-year-old Nitya Raju of Antelope, and two passengers, 68-year-old Masla Mani from Sacramento, and a third, unidentified 62-year-old woman from Fiji.READ MORE: Stockton Surveillance Video Appears To Show Woman Being Abducted
It is unclear if anyone in the SUV was hurt in the crash.
A road closure was implemented in the area for several hours.MORE NEWS: State Water Officials Preparing To Make Emergency Cutbacks To Growers And Ranchers
The cause of the crash remains under investigation. Drugs and alcohol did not appear to be factors, investigators said.