A female passenger died when a car in which she was riding left the roadway and slammed into a tree in South Land Park this morning.
The sedan was traveling southbound on Riverside Boulevard near 43rd Avenue about 2 a.m. when the vehicle left the roadway and struck a large tree. A woman who was driving and a male passenger were taken by ambulance to the UC Davis Medical Center.
The driver suffered life-threatening injuries.
The woman who died was seated in the rear seat of the vehicle. She was pronounced dead at the scene by personnel from the Sacramento Fire Department.
Names and ages of the three people were not immediately available.