Little Known About Fatal Accident Near Natomas

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Updated Jan. 20, 2022

Little information is available about about a deadly, single-vehicle car crash discovered this morning near Natomas.

At about 5:18 a.m. today, Jan. 18 North Sacramento CHP units were dispatched to a traffic collision call at the West El Camino on-ramp to westbound Interstate 80, according to a press release.

Upon their arrival, CHP units found a Chrysler 300 sedan which reportedly travelled from the westbound lanes of I-80, across the West El Camino on-ramp, and onto the right shoulder where it struck a tree and landed in a brush-covered gulley.

The 20-year-old driver, a woman from Woodland, was the sole occupant of the vehicle and declared dead by emergency personnel who responded to the scene of the accident. The Sacramento County Coroner’s Office has identified the driver as Damaris Gonzalez.

According to the press release, no witnesses have been identified and it is unknown exactly when the collision occurred.

The I-80 on-ramp was temporarily closed while CHP and emergency personnel were on the scene.

Anyone who may have witnessed this accident or who can provide any additional information is asked to contact Officer A.J. McTaggart at the North Sacramento area CHP office at 916-348-2300 or by cell phone at 916-798-0975.

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