SACRAMENTO COUNTY (CBS13) — Authorities have released the names of two of the three people killed in a multi-vehicle crash on Highway 99 south of Elverta Road earlier in the week.
California Highway Patrol said, around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, an SUV and sedan were involved in a crash along northbound Highway 99 just south of Elverta Road. Officers said the sedan, was rear-ended by an SUV. Then, a few minutes later, a 30-foot rental truck rear-ended the sedan again.READ MORE: Woman Drowns At Shrinking Folsom Lake, Leaving Young Nephew Alone on Shore
All three people inside the sedan were pronounced dead at the scene, CHP said.
On Friday, the Sacramento County Coroner’s Office identified two of the victims: 67-year-old Antelope resident Nitya Raju (the sedan driver) and 68-year-old Sacramento resident Masla mani (one of the passengers).READ MORE: Stockton Surveillance Video Appears To Show Woman Being Abducted
The name of the third passenger killed in the crash has not been released, but CHP identified her as a 62-year-old woman from Fiji.
Lanes of the highway were closed for several hours while the crash was investigated and the vehicles and debris were removed from the roadway.MORE NEWS: State Water Officials Preparing To Make Emergency Cutbacks To Growers And Ranchers
Neither drugs nor DUI were a factor in the crash, investigators said.