CHP: Driver killed after losing control of car, being struck by 26-foot truck

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KTXL) — The California Highway Patrol says the driver of a Honda died Friday night after being struck by a 26-foot truck. 

According to the CHP, the driver of the Honda lost control on eastbound Interstate 80 near Taylor Road in Placer County just before 9 p.m. 

CHP said a driver in a Freightliner two-axle box truck applied the brakes but was unable to stop before hitting the Honda.

The Honda came to rest on the right shoulder, where it sparked a small grass fire. 

Witnesses pulled the man from the Honda and began CPR until Roseville Fire personnel arrived, CHP said. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Freightliner box truck continued south of the south roadway and crashed into two trees before coming to a stop. 

CHP said the Freightliner driver was not injured. 

The man who died has not been identified by authorities. 

At this time, it is unknown if drugs or alcohol played a role in the crash.

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