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The two people killed in the crash were identified as brothers, 33-year-old Juan Carlos Rodriguez from Sacramento and 32-year-old Lionel Rodriguez from Simi Valley. A GoFundMe page was created to help with funeral costs and the children they each left behind.
Original story below:
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KTXL) — Two people died Tuesday morning along southbound Interstate 5 while working on a broken down car, according to the California Highway Patrol, South Sacramento Office.
At 9:36 a.m., the Sacramento Police Department confirmed that one of their detectives was involved in this collision, however the department did not specify in what way they were involved.
CHP South Sacramento confirmed to FOX40 at 9:45 a.m., that the detective hit the two men while driving to work in an unmarked vehicle at an unknown speed.
Officers said that a male driving a white Dodge pickup stopped on the righthand shoulder of I-5 after experiencing vehicle issues.
A second man driving a maroon Toyota SUV pulled over on the left hand side of the Sutterville Road on-ramp
While standing along the left side of the Dodge, the detective driving a unmarked black Ford Fusion struck the left rear-end of the Dodge and then hit the two men for an unknown reason.
When fire personnel from the Sacramento Fire Department arrived on scene they pronounced one of the men dead and the other was sent by ambulance to an area hospital, but died while in transport, according to CHP.
The detective stayed at the scene, according to CHP.
Caltrans District 3 shared that the number four and five lanes along southbound I-5 near the Sutterville Road on-ramp were closed during the course of the investigation.