Sacto 9-1-1
June 21, 2013
Driver killed by wrong-way I-5 driver is identified

The Sacramento County Coroner's office has released the name of the man killed when his car was hit by a wrong-way driver Thursday morning on Interstate 5.

He was identified as Sanching Saetern, 23, of Sacramento.

The driver of the wrong-way vehicle, whose name has not been released, was traveling southbound in the northbound lanes of I-5 near Del Paso Road about 1:30 a.m. when his car struck two vehicles, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Saetern, the driver of a Toyota Corolla, died at the scene. A family in a Sport Utility Vehicle suffered minor injuries.

The wrong-way driver suffered moderate injuries.

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