City of Sacramento Police Department

SAMUEL D. SOMERS JR.
Chief of Police
5770 Freeport Blvd., Suite 100
Sacramento, CA  95822-3516

(916) 808-0800
Fax : (916) 808-0818
www.sacpd.org

MEDIA ADVISORY/PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release No. 20091209-242
Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Early Morning Fatal Accident

The Sacramento Police Department is investigating a fatal collision between a big rig truck and a passenger vehicle. 

On December 9, 2009, at 3:59 a.m., the Police Department responded to Florin Perkins Road and Ramos Court on a traffic accident with a car on fire.  While Officers were en route, a passerby and the driver of the big rig attempted to use fire extinguishers to put out the vehicle fire without success.  The driver of the passenger vehicle, a male adult, was declared deceased at the scene. 

At this time, Detectives believe a blue Toyota, occupied by one person, was traveling southbound on Florin Perkins Road when it collided into the trailer of the big rig truck that was leaving Ramos Court, turning onto northbound Florin Perkins Road.  The Toyota went under the truck trailer and caught on fire. Traffic Investigators continue to investigate the cause of the accident. 

The Sacramento Police Department urges anyone with information pertaining to this incident to contact Crime Alert at (916) 443-HELP or text in a tip to 274637 (CRIMES).  Enter SACTIP followed by the tip information.  Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

Sacramento Police Media Relations · (916) 808-0808 · spdpio@pd.cityofsacramento.org

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