One person was killed and several were injured when multiple cars slammed together at the intersection of Folsom and Sunrise Boulevards in Rancho Cordova just before 11:15 p.m. Friday, police said.
Authorities said the accident was triggered when a Volvo sedan traveling westbound on Folsom Boulevard at "an extremely high rate of speed," collided with a Range Rover SUV traveling southbound through the intersection.
The collision then initiated a chain reaction, causing three other cars to be struck, according to reports.
The male driver of the Volvo was pronounced dead on the scene by emergency personnel. Police said a 4-year-old boy, who was a passenger in the Range Rover, was thrown from the vehicle but that his injuries do not appear to be life-threatening. Several other individuals were treated at area hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries.
Anyone having information pertinent to this accident is asked to contact the Rancho Cordova Police Department at (916) 875-9600.