Sacto 9-1-1
January 5, 2012
Man dies in head-on crash in El Dorado County

A Roseville man died in a head-on crash Wednesday night in rural El Dorado County.

The crash occurred about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday on Mt. Aukum Road south of Paradise Ranch Road. Preliminary indications are that a car driving southbound on Mt. Aukum Road may have been traveling without headlights turned on when the driver crossed over the center line, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The car hit a pickup traveling in the opposite direction head-on. The accident remains under investigation.

The driver of the car, who was not immediately identified, died. A passenger in his vehicle was taken by helicopter to the hospital with severe injuries.

The driver of the pickup was transported to the hospital in non life-threatening injuries.

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