Toddler Killed, 2 Hospitalized After Citrus Heights Accident on 80 Freeway at Riverside Avenue
Citrus Heights, California (November 17, 2022) – Authorities are investigating a two-vehicle accident that killed a child and severely injured two people on Wednesday morning in Citrus Heights.
According to a California Highway Patrol report, the accident happened at around 8:30 a.m. on November 16.
Police said a Volkswagen and a silver pickup truck collided on the eastbound 80 Freeway at Riverside Avenue for unknown reasons. The two cars sustained significant damage due to the accident.
Fire officials and medics responded to the crash site and declared a toddler, around 2 to 3 years old, dead at the accident scene.
The pickup driver and the toddler’s mother suffered severe injuries and were rushed to Sutter Roseville Medical Center.
Police did not release the names of the crash victims.
Officials blocked the eastbound 80 Freeway to give way to an on-scene investigation.
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