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CHP: Hydroplaning leads to fatal crash on I-5 in Sacramento

12:04 PM, Nov 21, 2012   |    comments
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SACRAMENTO - A person was killed in a crash between a pick-up truck and a big rig on Interstate 5 in Sacramento Wednesday morning.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the driver of a Nissan pickup was traveling southbound on I-5 near W. El Camino Avenue around 10 a.m. when he hydroplaned, lost control, and the passenger side of his truck slammed into a big rig.

The passenger in the pick-up, a 20-year-old man, was pronounced dead at the scene, said officers.

The 21-year-old driver of the Nissan was transported to hospital with major, but non-life threatening injuries.

The driver of the big rig was unharmed.

Two lanes on southbound I-5 were closed for about two hours following the wreck.

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