Sacto 9-1-1
September 12, 2012
Woman dies in collision following reported traffic dispute on Auburn Boulevard

A 19-year-old Sacramento woman died this evening in a collision on Auburn Boulevard in the Foothill Farms area.

California Highway Patrol Officer Lizz Dutton said the woman was driving a 1991 white Lexus eastbound on Auburn Boulevard near Garfield Avenue about 7:30 p.m. when, according to witnesses, a blue BMW came up fast behind her as she was stopped at a stop sign. The woman yelled at the occupants of the car and then reportedly tried to prevent them from passing her, first by repeatedly hitting her brakes and then by pulling in front of the car when it went into a turn lane.

Dutton said the woman lost control of her car and traveled into the westbound lane, where her vehicle was struck broadside by a 1991 Mercedes. The Lexus overturned and came to rest on its wheels.

The woman was taken by ambulance to Mercy San Juan Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead.

The driver of the Mercedes, a 23-year-old woman, and her 4-year-old son were taken to UC Davis Medical Center with minor injuries.

The BMW left the scene. Dutton said the CHP seeks to locate the vehicle to talk to driver about what occurred before the collision.

Auburn Boulevard is expected to be closed to traffic until about midnight.

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