On July 18, 2009, at 3:07 a.m., the Elk Grove Police Department responded to Grantline Road, just North of Bond Road, for a traffic collision involving a lone vehicle. Officers arrived on scene and found a vehicle had collided into an electrical pole. Paramedics and fire personnel responded, however, the 19 year old male was pronounced deceased on scene.
Investigation indicates that the driver, a 19-year-old Elk Grove resident, was traveling southbound on Grantline Road when for unknown reasons he lost control of his vehicle; leaving the roadway before striking the pole.
The collision caused live power lines to touch down; sparking a small grass fire. The fire was quickly contained by fire personnel, but area power was disrupted.
Further investigation is pending; as it is unknown at this time if alcohol or speed was a contributing factor.