(KTXL) — A crash near Freeport Bridge and Highway 160 resulted in the death of five people Thursday evening and the crash was followed by a carjacking and pursuit in Sacramento County, the California Highway Patrol said.
On Friday, Cameron Garcia, 28, of Sacramento was determined to be the driver of the 2007 Cadillac Escalade and the lone survivor of the crash, according to CHP South Sacramento.
CHP have identified Monte Nunn, 29, of Sacramento as one of the five passengers in the vehicle that died in the crash.
The other victims include two men, ages 28 and 16, and two women, one of whom was 18 years old. The age of the other woman is unknown.
CHP said they got a call around 5:27 p.m. that a vehicle crashed into a tree near River Road, about a mile south of Freeport Bridge.
Shortly after the initial report came in, officers were informed that a man, later identified as Garcia, had carjacked a black Volkswagen Passat and was heading southbound on Highway 160.
While fire personnel and officers arrived at the scene of the crash, Garcia was spotted by CHP officers and a chase began towards Elk Grove.
Elk Grove police officers took over the chase as it entered city limits and witnessed Garcia crashing into another vehicle. The collision did not result in any injuries.
The pursuit ended at Elk Grove Boulevard and Fire Poppy Drive, where Garcia then fled on foot and attempted to hide in a residential area before he was eventually detained.
Garcia was booked into the Sacramento County Main Jail and is facing charges of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, carjacking, driving under the influence of alcohol resulting in injury or death, vehicle theft and hit-and-run causing injuries or death.