Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Traffic Collision Ends In Fatality

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.

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