Sacto 9-1-1
November 5, 2013
Sacramento man dies in crash on Interstate 80 near Roseville

A 63-year-old Sacramento man died this morning in a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 80 near the Riverside Avenue exit in Roseville.

California Highway Patrol spokeswoman Officer Lizz Dutton said the driver of a Volkswagen Bug was eastbound on I-80 west of the Riverside Avenue exit at 11:47 a.m. when witnesses reported that the car veered to the right. The vehicle crossed two lanes leading to the offramp and spun around. Dutton said the rear of the vehicle struck a tree.

The man, who was alone in the vehicle, was identified by a family member as Robert Ellowitz, a psychotherapist at Kaiser South in Sacramento. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Dutton said a medical condition may have caused the crash, which remains under investigation.

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