Driver ‘racing’ on Highway 50 near West Sacramento killed in crash this week, CHP says

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A driver was killed Wednesday evening near West Sacramento after crashing into a tractor-trailer while racing with another vehicle on Highway 50, authorities said.

Witnesses told authorities that a 2013 Infiniti along with an unidentified white sedan were “racing westbound on US-50, traveling in and out of traffic” just before the crash, which happened around 7 p.m. Wednesday near Jefferson Boulevard, the California Highway Patrol’s Woodland office said in a Friday news release.

The Infiniti driver, described by the CHP as a man of unknown age from the Contra Costa County town of Rodeo, “failed to safely negotiate the lane change” from the No. 3 to the No. 2 westbound lane while traveling well above 65 mph, and struck the rear of a tractor-trailer, according to the release.

The driver died at the scene, CHP officials wrote. The Infiniti became lodged under the rear of the trailer.

The victim’s identity will be released by the Yolo County Coroner’s Office pending notification of family.

No other details were released.

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