Sacto 9-1-1
August 9, 2012
Update: Coroner identifies woman killed in Jackson Road head-on

The Sacramento County Coroner's office has released the name of a woman who died Thursday afternoon in a head-on collision on Jackson Road, south of Mather Airport.

She was identified today as Rajnita Devi Singh, 31, of Rancho Cordova.

Officer Jasper Begay of the California Highway Patrol said the collision occurred about 12:25 p.m. Singh was westbound on Jackson Road just west of Excelsior Road when she began weaving in and out of the opposing traffic lane, he said. She then veered left, colliding head-on with an eastbound Chevy Silverado pickup truck.

Begay said the driver of the pickup swerved onto the shoulder but was unable to avoid the collision. An eastbound Dodge Ram truck traveling behind the Silverado, was unable to stop and struck the rear of the pickup.

Begay said Singh's Camry bounced off the Silverado and ended up on the right shoulder, blocking the westbound lane. Singh was trapped and had to be extricated from the vehicle, Begay said. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the Silverado was taken by ambulance to an area hospital with moderate to major injuries, Begay said. The driver of the Dodge Ram was not injured.

Begay said it is not known why Singh was weaving, and the cause of the collision is under investigation.

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