CHP: Man arrested for DUI after collision that killed Citrus Heights man

Local News

The Latest – Monday, Sept. 27

12:15 p.m.

Ronald Ellis, 57, has been arrested and charged with DUI causing bodily injury or death, DUI causing bodily injury or death with a blood alcohol content of .08% or higher and gross vehicular manslaughter.

The California Highway Patrol said Ellis was driving a Toyota Tacoma when he collided with the front of a Ford Focus, killing a 47-year-old Citrus Heights man and injuring a 32-year-old woman in the passenger seat.

Ellis is being treated for injuries sustained in the crash. He’ll be booked into the Sacramento County Main Jail once released from the hospital.


Original story below:

(KTXL) — One person is dead after a head-on crash in Sacramento County on Sunday. Two other people suffered injuries.

Elverta Road has since reopened but was closed Sunday afternoon as first responders rescued three people trapped in the crash. One of the people had critical injuries and later died.

Police said a white pickup truck drifted over the double-yellow median and hit a small, grey car head-on.

A photo tweeted by Metro Fire appears to show a crash between two vehicles.

Frank Lopez has lived in the area for more than 10 years. While the official cause of the accident hasn’t been released, Lopez said he’s seen more people speeding as the road has become busier.

“This is the first time I have ever seen it at that intersection,” Lopez said. “They can definitely stand to widen this along here. They are treating it like it’s a more major road than a two-lane road.”

The name of the person killed has not been released.

According to officials, the crash is still under investigation but alcohol may have been involved.

This is a developing story. 

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Don't miss

Latest News

More News