Sacto 9-1-1
February 20, 2013
DUI suspected in fatal weekend crash on Garden Highway

The California Highway Patrol believes that alcohol may have played a part in a crash that killed a Sacramento driver.

Joshua C. Hanson, 37, was driving on the Garden Highway about a mile west of Power Line Road about 8 p.m. Saturday when he failed to negotiate a curve in the roadway. His pickup truck traveled down a grassy embankment, hit metal gate posts and then overturned several times.

The truck then struck a tree and came to rest on the passenger side. Hanson was taken to UC Davis Medical Center where he died from his injuries.

Two passengers suffered minor-to-moderate injuries. Alcohol is suspected to be a contributing factor in the crash, according to a CHP press release.

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