Sacto 9-1-1
February 18, 2013
Driver in rollover crash that killed teen in Sacramento is identified

By Anne Gonzales

agonzales@sacbee.com

An 18-year-old Sacramento woman died and three other teens were injured in a single-car rollover accident in Natomas late Sunday night, according to California Highway Patrol.

At about 11:10 p.m., a red 1998 Acura sedan being driven by Vladimir Sushinskiy, 18, of Sacramento, was traveling along eastbound Interstate 80, merging to southbound Interstate 5 at a "high rate of speed," said Lizz Dutton, a CHP spokesperson.

Sushinskiy lost control of the car, sending it careening off of the north roadway edge of the transition road, Dutton said. The car raced up and over a guardrail and flipped over, coming to rest on its roof in the westbound lane of the I-80 interchange.

A female passenger in the back was not wearing her seatbelt and was ejected from the car. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Her identity was not released by the Sacramento County Coroner's Office as of Monday afternoon.

Sushinskiy was transported to Mercy San Juan Medical Center, and two other passengers, David Tkachuk, 18, and a 17-year-old female, both from Sacramento, were taken to UC Davis Medical Center, all with moderate injuries.

Dutton said charges against Sushinskiy are pending the outcome of an ongoing investigation.

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