Sacto 9-1-1
November 5, 2013
1 killed, 3 injured in Sacramento crash involving hit-and-run driver

One person was killed and three others injured in a two-car crash on Auburn Boulevard, near the Interstate 80 off-ramp late Monday night.

Cherion Robinson, 23, of Sacramento was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

Two men, one in his 20s and another who is 33, were injured and taken to area hospitals. A woman, 41, was also hurt and taken to UC Davis Medical Center.

One of the injured men - the one in his 20s - has been arrested for drunken driving and may face vehicular manslaughter charges, according to police. His name was not released by police Tuesday.

The incident started sometime before 10:55 p.m. Monday, when Sacramento responded to a two-vehicle crash in front of Heritage Oaks Hospital, 4250 Auburn Boulevard.

A Dodge Neon, carrying three people, had crashed into a tree after careening off of a Toyota Camry.

"The suspect vehicle jumped the center median and came to rest on the eastbound shoulder of Auburn Boulevard," said Officer Michele Gigante, spokeswoman for Sacramento police.

Robinson, who was the front passenger in the Dodge Neon, was killed. The driver, a man in his 20s, and a back passenger, the 33-year-old man, were injured.

The driver of the Toyota Camry, the 41-year-old woman, was also hurt.

Investigators learned that prior to the crash, the Dodge Neon had been involved in an hit-and-run accident on Madison Avenue and Date Avenue.

The people in the unidentified car that was hit were not injured.

"The suspect vehicle took off and the victim vehicle was following the suspect vehicle to get a license plate," said Gigante.

The two vehicles were traveling on the Capitol Highway when the Dodge Neon took the Auburn Avenue exit.

"It went through a red light at a high rate of speed and t-boned another vehicle coming into the intersection," said Gigante.

The collision with the Toyota Camry sent the Dodge Neon careening across the center median, and into a tree in front of Heritage Oaks Hospital.

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