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Morning Fatal Collision Leaves Two Dead

UPDATE 10:30 A.M.: Two men are dead following a vehicle collision on Northbound Interstate 5 north of Laguna Blvd in Elk Grove.

A truck tractor pulling a trailer was stopped in the number 3 lane because of traffic when an Isuzu box truck rear ended the trailer. The driver of the truck tactor then drove off to the shoulder after feeling a hard impact and saw the Isuzu truck was still attached to the trailer. 

The impact caused major intrusion into the cab of the Isuzu truck, according to the California Highway Patrol. 

Both the driver and passenger in the Isuzu were pronounced dead on the scene. 

The number 3 lane was closed for investigation and cleanup and reopened at 8:15 a.m.

The names of the driver and passenger killed in the collision have not been released. 


ORIGINAL: The number three lane of Northbound I-5 in Elk Grove is shut down at Laguna Boulevard due to a serious collision, according to Caltrans.

Motorists should expect delays. There is no estimated time of opening. 

More information will be provided as it becomes available.

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