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CHP officer in critical condition after crash in South Sacramento; suspect arrested

Investigators believe the person who crashed into the CHP officer was under the influence at the time of the crash.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California Highway Patrol is looking for the person who hit and killed a bicyclist late Saturday night.

According to a news release, CHP’s South Sacramento units were sent to an accident around 11:30 p.m. on northbound Stockton Boulevard near Florin Road.

CHP says a driver hit a bicyclist from behind causing the bicyclist to be ejected from their bicycle, which resulted in fatal injuries. The driver of the car drove off in an unknown direction.

The bicyclist, who did not have identification on them at the time of the accident, is believed to be a 25-30-year-old man.

Officers were at the scene investigating the crash around 12:30 a.m. Sunday when a 2004 Ford Mustang going north on Stockton Boulevard drove through the road closing and hit an officer standing outside of their patrol vehicle.

The unidentified officer sustained major injuries and was taken to the hospital for treatment.

CHP says it believes the driver of the Mustang was under the influence of alcohol and drugs at the time of the crash, and he was arrested on suspicion of DUI.

Anyone with information on the fatal hit-and-run can call CHP at 916-897-5600.

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