Sacto 9-1-1
August 24, 2012
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: Who died in car that ran into creek?

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QUESTION: During the rains and storms about six to eight months ago, a car going down Truxel Road at a high rate of speed made a left turn onto Garden Highway and accidentally went off the road and crashed into high standing water and drowned. Who was in that car and exactly what happened?
Submitted by: Darlene, Sacramento

ANSWER: According to a story in The Bee, Sacramento police received a call about 5:30 a.m. March 25 reporting a vehicle speeding southbound on Truxel Road in the Natomas area.

The vehicle ran off the road at Truxel and Garden Highway and into Steelhead Creek. Divers searched the creek most of the morning before locating the vehicle. When a tow truck pulled the car from the water, a man's body was found inside.

The Sacramento County Coroner's Office in online records identified the man as Milton Jose Sujo, 37, of Sacramento.

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