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Both drivers possibly drunk in fatal South Sacramento crash, CHP says | Update

The crash left one person dead and was first reported early Saturday morning near Florin Road and Stockton Boulevard.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — March 20 Update: 4:30 p.m.

California Highway Patrol (CHP) said Saturday's deadly two-car crash in South Sacramento could have been the result of drunk driving by both drivers. 

The crash happened around 3:30 a.m. when CHP said a Nissan SUV driver traveled across lanes directly into the path of an oncoming Hyundai SUV.

As the Nissan driver drove toward Florin Road, they failed to yield to the Hyundai driver already traveling westbound on Florin Road, according to CHP.

Both vehicles collided and the Nissan driver was pronounced dead on the scene.

The Hyundai driver and a passenger faced major injuries, while two other passengers suffered minor injuries.

Original story:

One person was killed and four others were hurt after two cars crashed near a South Sacramento intersection early Saturday morning, officials with Sacramento Metro Fire said.

Fire officials say the crash was first reported around 3:36 a.m. Saturday. First responders took four people to a local trauma center with different degrees of injuries.

One person was pronounced dead at the scene. Photos posted to Twitter by the fire department Saturday morning show two mangled, red SUVs that were involved in the crash.

The circumstances surrounding the deadly crash are unclear.

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