Coroner Identifies Passenger Killed In Wrong-Way DUI Crash On Highway 99

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SACRAMENTO COUNTY (CBS13) – A coroner has identified the idiosyncratic killed successful a head-on clang involving a wrong-way operator suspected of driving nether the power adjacent Elk Grove.

On Thursday astatine astir 2:40 a.m., Elk Grove constabulary were pursuing a stolen car that was reportedly being driven by the suspect, 34-year-old Jacob McPherson of Sacramento, connected Calvine Road eastbound of Power Inn Road.

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McPherson reportedly drove onto southbound Highway 99 going the incorrect way, and authorities called disconnected the chase, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Just minutes later, McPherson drove head-on into a car astatine the Stockton Boulevard on-ramp, officers say.

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McPherson and his rider were taken to the infirmary for large injuries. The passenger—identified arsenic Derrick Deion Simpson, 48—was aboriginal pronounced dead.

The operator of the different conveyance besides suffered large injuries but was expected to survive.

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McPherson was suspected of driving nether the power of a controlled substance astatine the clip of the crash. He faces charges of felony DUI causing death, gross vehicular manslaughter, felony evading, possession of stolen property, and driving a stolen vehicle.

CBS13 Staff

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