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Artyom Becher, 29, and Christine Payne, 23, killed in high-speed single-car crash on Marconi and Walnut in Carmichael, California
The Sacramento County Coroner’s Office identified the driver as Christine Payne, 23, of Sacramento. Her passenger was identified as Artyom Becher, 29. The Coroner’s Office’s online records did not list a city of residence for Becher.
According to California Highway Patrol Officer Todd Van Lindt, a car was heading south at around 10 a.m. on Walnut near Marconi when it lost control, veered across all lanes of traffic, and finally struck a tree. Artyom Becher, 29, was killed. The other person in the vehicle, a woman in her 20s, was also killed. Witnesses said the car was traveling at a high rate of speed. We'll update this story as more information becomes available.
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