City of Sacramento Police Department

Chief of Police
5770 Freeport Blvd., Suite 100
Sacramento, CA  95822-3516

(916) 808-0800
Fax : (916) 808-0818


For Immediate Release No. 20180917-110
Monday, September 17, 2018

Vehicle Collision Investigation – Seeking the Community’s Help

On Friday, September 14, 2018, at 4:15 p.m., officers from the Sacramento Police Department responded to Freeport Boulevard and McAllister Avenue regarding a vehicle collision. Officers arrived on-scene and determined that there were two vehicles involved in the collision. One involved party was pronounced deceased by the Sacramento Fire Department.

Due to the severity of the incident, the Major Collision Investigative Unit responded to take over the investigation. After extensive follow-up, detectives arrested an involved driver for vehicular manslaughter. Avenesh Mal, a 32-year-old Sacramento resident (Photo attached) was booked at the Sacramento County Main Jail. At this time, the investigation remains active.

The Sacramento Police Department is requesting the community’s assistance in providing information related to this collision.  If you have any information about this incident, please contact the Sacramento Police Department dispatch center at (916) 808-5471, or Sacramento Valley Crime Stoppers at (916) 443-HELP (4357) or submit an anonymous tip using the free “P3 Tips” smartphone app.  Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

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