Sacto 9-1-1
March 9, 2012
Driver involved in Madison Avenue crash dies

A driver whose car hit a tree on Madison Avenue near Sunrise Boulevard on Thursday afternoon has died.

Anthony Hernandez, 21, of Fair Oaks, was pronounced dead at a hospital four hours after the crash, according to the Sacramento County Coroner's office website.

Citrus Heights police officers were called to the 7000 block of westbound Madison Avenue about 1 p.m. regarding a single-vehicle crash. They found a red Acura Integra coupe with serious damage. Hernandez was the sole occupant.

Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District firefighters had to use heavy pry tools to remove the driver from the vehicle, police said. Hernandez was taken to the hospital in critical condition.

Police said witnesses who observed the vehicle just before the crash reported that it was being driven recklessly, weaving in and out of traffic at speeds in excess of 75 mph. Anyone who witnessed the crash is asked to call the Citrus Heights Police Department, (916) 727-5500.

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