YOLO COUNTY — A speeding driver crashed into a pickup truck Tuesday night near the Sacramento International Airport, killing a boy and injuring four others, including three children.
Just after 9 p.m., California Highway Patrol officers out of Woodland were called to the scene of a crash on northbound Interstate 5 just north of County Road 22, according to the CHP.
A Nissan pickup truck had been driving down the interstate when a speeding BMW came up behind it. The CHP reports the BMW crashed into the truck, pushing it off the road and down an embankment, where it overturned and landed in a field.
A 5-year-old boy who was in the Nissan died from his injuries. The boy’s identity will be released by the Yolo County Coroner’s Office.
Three girls, ages 5, 7 and 10, sustained major injuries and were taken to UC Davis Medical Center. The children’s father, identified as 29-year-old Luis Figueroa, was driving the truck and taken to UC Davis Medical Center with major injuries. Figueroa and his children are from Woodland.
One of the girls who survived the crash and the boy who was killed are twins, according to the CHP.
Shane Carlyle, 34, of Sacramento, was driving the BMW and sustained minor injuries. After he is treated at a hospital, Carlyle will be booked into the Yolo County Jail on suspicion of manslaughter and driving under the influence. Carlyle was already on probation for DUI when the crash occurred, according to the CHP.
Correction: The CHP originally reported the boy who died and his surviving twin sister were 6 years old. Family tells FOX40 they are 5 years old.