Crash in Carmichael Kills Two, Sends Car into Home

CARMICHAEL -- A two car crash in Carmichael on Thursday night left two dead and one injured.

The crash happened near Garfield Avenue and Kiva Drive. According to Sac Metro Fire, one of the cars involved in the crash ended up in a nearby house.

The CHP says a black Lexus driven by a 20-year-old man was headed northbound on Garfield Avenue.  A 58-year-old woman, driving a red Honda, and her 61-year-old male passenger were on southbound Garfield in the left turn lane.

The woman turned left and the Lexus crashed into her, according to the CHP.

The force from that collision sent the Honda across the street and through a front yard where it landed against a house.

CHP said the 61-year-old male passenger was killed in the crash and that the 58-year-old female driver later died at an area hospital. The 20-year-old male driver in the Lexus was taken to a hospital as well but the extent of his injuries were not certain as of late Thursday.

"I just thank god that we weren't home because my daughter could have been in that room," Deborah Wacker said.

Wacker said her family was out to dinner, celebrating her older daughter's birthday, when the car hit her house. She said the car hit the wall of her younger daughter's bedroom, the impact damaging the wall and floor, and pushing furniture further into the room.

"Unfortunately one person did not make it, so that was hard," James Wacker said.

The family stood outside as first responders covered one of the victim's bodies and carried him out of their front yard.

"It makes you really think about…life. How precious it is," Deborah said.

CHP said witnesses reported that the driver of the black Lexus was traveling at a high rate of speed. They added that the driver could potentially face charges if they were in fact speeding or made a negligent maneuver.

Neighbors said cars travel too fast on Garfield all the time.

Deborah said another car hit the ditch in front of her house when the family moved in last year.

"Scary, my daughter sleeps in there, and we're always afraid that could happen," James said.

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