According to Woodland CHP, three cars, a 2016 Ford Edge, 2012 Ford Fiesta, and 2016 Cadillac, were stopped in the far-left lane on southbound I-5, north of Co. Road 102.

A fourth car, a 2017 Dodge Ram, was driving behind the three stopped cars at an unknown speed as per the CHP. It failed to stop, turn, or slow in time to avoid a collision with the car in the back and pushed the cars into each other. The driver of the Ford Edge, the first car, sustained fatal injuries from the crash. He was a 58-year-old man from Williams.

Carmichael resident Richard Root in the Ford Fiesta, the driver of the second car, sustained moderate injuries from the crash. A 2016 Cadillac, the car in front, driven by 58-year-old Elizabeth Karns of Lakehead reportedly fled the scene of the crash and was later stopped by CHP and Sacramento Airport police at the airport. Karns sustained minor injuries in the crash and was arrested for DUI and fleeing the scene of a collision.

The driver of the Dodge Ram, who crashed into the three vehicles, was identified as 36-year-old Robert Snow from Olivehurst.

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