JUNE 11, 2009 - An early morning
car accident at the intersection of Macaroni Avenue and Howe Avenue in Sacramento took
the lives of a 26-year-old Sacramento woman and a 49-year-old man. The
man, an employee of Ahlstrom Construction was repairing potholes at the
intersection at about 1:20 a.m. when he was struck. The
fatal construction accident occurred in Sacramento County's Arden Arcade
According to authorities, the woman, driving a blue Pontiac G6, plowed
into the construction zone at high speed, about 70 mph, and struck the
man. The driver then struck a large truck holding a generator. Both the
driver and the worker were pronounced dead at the crash scene. The Sacramento
County construction zone crash remains under investigation; police suspect
the woman was driving
under the influence of either alcohol or drugs.
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