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4 Dead In Fair Oaks Car Crash

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio
 

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

(AP) - Four people are dead and two others seriously injured following a car crash near Sacramento, California.

The Sacramento Bee reports two vehicles collided head-on early Friday in Fair Oaks, which is northeast of Sacramento on the north bank of the American River.

A California Highway Patrol spokesman says one of the vehicles, carrying five passengers, caught fire, and three of the people inside were burned to death.

Another passenger died instantly upon impact, and one was taken to a hospital in critical condition. The driver of the other vehicle, David Mazur, a 26-year-old from Citrus Heights, suffered serious injuries and was taken to a hospital in stable condition, according to a spokesperson from the CHP.

Mazur was wearing a seatbelt and his airbag deployed. Due to the fire damage in the other vehicle is unknown if the occupants were wearing seatbelts.

A toxicology report with the coroner’s office is pending on the deceased. Identities and seat locations are still unknown but are being investigated.

 

Update 3:59 p.m.