Sheriff’s Department: 1 Deputy Killed, 1 Injured in Rancho Cordova

2 Killed, 2 Injured in Highway 12 Crash

LODI -- Two people were killed and two others were injured Tuesday along Highway 12, near Interstate 5, outside Lodi.

Investigators say alcohol did not play a roll in the crash and do not believe the weather was a factor.

The CHP reports a black Nissan Murano was driving westbound on Highway 12 when the driver crossed over the double yellow lines to pass other cars and lost control of her car. An 83-year-old man in a red minivan tried to swerve out of the way, but ultimately struck the side of the SUV.

The 27-year-old SUV driver and an 83-year-old woman in the minivan were pronounced dead at the scene.

The other passenger of the minivan, whom the CHP believes to be pregnant, was taken to a Stockton hospital with major injuries. The elderly driver sustained life-threatening injuries and was hospitalized.