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QUESTION: Do you have any more details regarding the April 9, 1986, crash which took place on Power Inn Road and resulted in four fatalities?
Submitted by: J.T., Sacramento
ANSWER: Four men died in the single-vehicle crash, which occurred in south Sacramento about 11 p.m. April 9, 1986.
According to stories in The Bee, Laverne Parker, 36, of Sacramento was driving a two-door, 1976 Chevrolet south on Power Inn Road when he lost control of the vehicle, causing it to skid and slam against a utility pole near Elder Creek Road. Sacramento police said the vehicle was traveling at least 90 mph at the time of the crash.
Parker was killed along with three passengers identified as Roger Harris, 33, Tommy Hall, 37, and Sammy Davis Jr., reported to be in his 30s, all of Sacramento.
A fifth man survived. Fernando A. Range, 60, of Sacramento was ejected through the car's rear window and hit a chain-link fence. He was reported in stable condition at local hospital two days after the crash.
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