Protesters are trying to stop operations at the Nestle Water Bottling Plant off Florin-Perkins Road. Demonstrators gathered as early as 4:30 a.m. to stand up against the company’s water practices.
Water activists are arguing that the facility is draining up to 80 million gallons of water a year from Sacramento aquifers while the state is in a drought.
The Nestle plant manager, Shawn Edmondson, tells FOX40 they are also concerned about the drought.
“We are also a regulated facility. So anything that comes from the water board or the city of Sacramento, we will comply,” Edmondson says.
Authorities are investigating a deadly accident in Rocklin. Around 1:30 a.m. officers say a woman was crossing the street on Rocklin Road near Granite Drive when she was hit by a car.
The victim died shortly after.
Authorities say the driver was an off-duty Rocklin police officer, and was not injured.
Car Slams Into Tree
Two men are being treated for injuries after crashing into a tree in Natomas. This happened just before 4:45 a.m. along Truxel and San Juan Roads.
According to authorities, the driver fell asleep at the wheel before drifting off and slamming into a tree.
The car has been towed, and the scene is now clear.
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Laura Mathison contributed to this report.