Sacto 9-1-1
July 5, 2013
Woman dies when truck strikes tree in Rio Linda

A woman died early this evening in Rio Linda after she lost control of the truck she was driving and hit a tree.

California Highway Patrol spokeswoman Officer Lizz Dutton said the crash occurred shortly after 7 p.m. as a woman was driving a Dodge Ram 1500 pickup eastbound on Q Street, east of 16th Street. She moved into the westbound lane to pass a vehicle. When she moved back into the eastbound lane, the truck went onto the shoulder and when it came back onto the roadway, the driver lost control of the vehicle.

Dutton said the truck crossed back over the westbound lane and struck a tree.

The driver, the sole occupant of the vehicle, was declared dead at the scene. She has not been identified.

Dutton said no other vehicles were involved in the crash.

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