Sacto 9-1-1
April 30, 2013
One person reported dead following Roseville collision

One person has died and another has been arrested following a crash this afternoon on Pleasant Grove Boulevard in Roseville.

At 3:41 p.m., officers responded to a collision on eastbound Pleasant Grove Boulevard between Pioneer Road and Roseville Parkway. Police said preliminary information from officers at the scene indicate that a vehicle had been seen being driven in an erratic manner on Pleasant Grove Boulevard from Washington Boulevard eastbound, until it struck another eastbound vehicle that was stopped for a red light at Roseville Parkway, setting off a chain-reaction collision involving five or six vehicles.

Four people were transported to the hospital, and one, a 69-year-old man who was a passenger in one of the vehicles, has died, said Police Department spokeswoman Dee Dee Gunther. She said the man's wife was seriously injured. One other person also was seriously injured and another complained of pain. Gunther said the driver of the vehicle that started the chain reaction was not injured and has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs.

The eastbound lanes of Pleasant Grove Boulevard between Gold Coast-Hallissey Drive and East Roseville Parkway are expected to remain closed into the evening while police investigate the collision. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and take alternate routes.

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