Broadside Collision Kills Driver and Passenger on Garfield
On October 13, 2016, at 6 p.m., a 58-year-old female driver from Carmichael was driving a red Honda CRZ southbound on Garfield Ave in the left turn lane for Kiva Dr. She had a 61-year male passenger seated in the front right seat. A 20-year-old male from North Highlands, was driving a green 2003 Lexus SC430, northbound on Garfield Ave south of Kiva Dr. at a high rate of speed approaching the Honda’s location. The driver of the Honda turned left directly in front of the Lexus. The front of the Lexus collided with the right side of the Honda and pushed the Honda in a northeasterly direction where it eventually crashed into a house on the northeast corner.
After the collision, all three parties were transported to local hospitals and the CHP responded to the scene to conduct an investigation. The driver and passenger of the Honda died at the hospital. The driver of the Lexus received minor injuries and was eventually released from the hospital. Alcohol and/or drugs were not a factor in this collision. Criminal charges are being looked into for the driver of the Lexus.