(FOX40.COM) — Eastbound Interstate 80 near Citrus Heights has been reopened after being closed for the majority of Sunday due to a police chase that ended in a crash and fatal shooting, according to Caltrans and the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office.
The sheriff’s office said that the incident began at around 12:30 p.m. near Norwood Avenue when deputies attempted a traffic stop.
The male suspect did not stop and led deputies on a pursuit along the interstate where the suspect struck a motorcyclist that was not involved in the pursuit.
Following the crash, the suspect exited the vehicle with a knife and was shot by law enforcement.
The motorcyclist was transported to a local hospital in critical condition. The suspect was also transported to a hospital but later died of his injuries.
Caltrans announced at around 5 p.m. that eastbound I-80 approaching Greenback Lane would be closed for the remainder of Sunday as law enforcement carried out their investigation.
At 10:52 p.m., Caltrans announced that the roadway was reopened.
Investigators are still working to determine if the suspect was running towards or away from police when the shooting occurred and if the suspect intentionally struck the motorcyclist during the chase.