3 killed, 2 injured in Highway 160 crash near Rio Vista

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The site of a triple fatal crash on Highway 160. (Photo courtesy of the Rio Vista Fire Department)

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SACRAMENTO COUNTY, Calif. (KTXL) — Three people died and two were injured Tuesday in a crash on Highway 160 south of Rio Vista.

The Rio Vista Fire Department reports calls came in about a crash on Highway 160 near West Sherman Island Road around 7 p.m.

A 27-year-old woman and two male passengers in a 2001 Saturn sedan were struck by a 23-year-old man driving southbound in a 2017 Toyota Tundra, according to The California Highway Patrol.

Witnesses at the scene reported seeing the Saturn suddenly swerve left towards the southbound lanes, swerve back to the right and then overcorrect back to the left.

The Toyota’s driver was unable to avoid the Saturn as it spun into the southbound lanes.

The Toyota struck the passenger side of the Saturn and both vehicles hit the guardrail on the west road edge.

All three people in the Saturn were pronounced dead at the scene. Their identities have not been released at this time.

The male Toyota driver and a male passenger were transported to the hospital with minor injuries.

CHP believes alcohol or drugs played a factor in the crash.

This story is developing. Check back for updates.

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