SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Two people died in a fatal crash after the vehicle skidded into a wooden fence and a tree, according to the California Highway Patrol.
A 21-year-old driver was traveling westbound at a high speed on Vintage Park Drive approaching Kirkton Court when the driver swerved hard to the left, according to highway patrol.
The vehicle, with two additional passengers inside, crossed the eastbound lane and sidewalk before slamming into a wooden fence and a tree in the front yard of someone's home.
Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District declared the driver dead at the scene, and the front passenger was removed from the car before later being pronounced dead at a hospital.
A 29-year-old rear seat passenger was taken to the hospital with major, but non-life-threatening injuries.
According to California Highway Patrol, alcohol is suspected to have been a factor in the crash.
"A lot of debris everywhere"
18-year-old Alena Leal was inside house sitting for her uncle when the car hit the fence, narrowly missing the front door.
"Our fence is missing a big chuck of it. We thought the home had been hit, but the trees just got hit a bit, but the fence is gone. We are going to have to repair that, there is just a lot of debris everywhere," said Leal.
It's not the first time a car has crashed along Vintage Park Drive. Neighbor Josiah Head says his fence was knocked down by a speeding driver five weeks ago.
"Apparently a drunk driver came from this way and went through grass and hit the fence and took off and left the car over in the cul-de-sac," said Head.
It cost him $300 to fix his fence, and he believes people speeding through the neighborhood need to be deterred.
"I don't know if stop signs are going to stop anybody, but definitely speed bumps," he said.