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Update | Suspected DUI driver arrested after crash leaves one child hospitalized

California Highway Patrol is investigating a Sacramento crash involving a suspected DUI driver on Thursday morning near Elise Ave and Power Inn Road.
Credit: ABC10
A fatal collision on Power Inn Road and Elise Ave in South Sacramento left one dead, one injured.


California Highway Patrol arrested 32-year-old Michael Spears of Elk Grove after he was suspected of killing a woman and leaving a child hospitalized during a deadly crash in South Sacramento on Thursday.

The fatal collision on Elise Ave and Power Inn Road happened when Spears was allegedly driving under the influence at high speeds and ran a red light, police say.

His 2006 Chevrolet 3500 pick up truck allegedly slammed into a 34-year-old Sacramento woman's 2014 Ford Explorer. She died from her injuries, and a 4-year-old girl also in the car was hospitalized.

Spears was booked into the Sacramento County Main Jail on multiple felony charges, including driving under the influence, hit-and-run, gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and driving with a suspended driver’s license


The California Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal crash that left a driver dead and a child passenger injured on Thursday morning in Sacramento.

According to the CHP the male driver of a white pickup truck was driving recklessly when he ran a light causing him to collide with an SUV at the intersection of Elise Ave and Power Inn Road.

The collision caused the SUV carrying two passengers to flip over.

When officers arrived on the scene the diver of the SUV was pronounced dead and the child passenger was taken to the hospital with injuries.

"Driver of the pickup fled on foot after good samaritans pulled him out of the vehicle," California Highway Patrol told ABC10. "The same Good Samaritans followed him after he attempted to flee. They stopped him and didn't let him leave until officers arrived on scene."

After being apprehended the driver was detained by CHP and is now being investigated for possible DUI and other potential charges.

The extent of the child and the suspect's injuries are unknown and no other information has been shared as police continue to investigate the incident.

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