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Christopher Haynes, 41, and 21-year-old woman killed, one injured in three-vehicle wreck on White Rock Road near Folsom, California
Officer Tommy Riggin, California Highway Patrol spokesman, said a vehicle driven by a 41-year-old El Dorado Hills man was traveling westbound on eastbound White Rock Road at a high rate of speed. Just west of Prairie City Road, it collided head-on with an eastbound vehicle driven by a 21-year-old woman.
An eastbound vehicle behind the woman drove into the collision and that vehicle spun out of control. Riggin said the wrong-way driver and the 21-year-old woman were killed. Their names have not been released pending notification of family.
The third driver suffered minor to moderate injuries, Riggin said. There were no passengers in any of the vehicles.
On a long, winding stretch of White Rock Road, a pile of twisted metal sat on a grassy embankment, with belongings scattered nearby.
The CHP says Monday morning a 21-year-old woman was driving a black Dodge SUV when a gold Toyota Highlander slammed into her car head on.
The scene of the crash that killed both drivers was disturbing, even to veteran CHP officers.
"I've been a CHP officer for over 16 years and this is one of the worst ones I've seen. It was truly horrible," said CHP Lt. Brandon Straw.