Motorist Killed In Head-On Collision On Fair Oaks Boulevard

Fair Oaks, CA (MPG)  |  By Mike Zerfas, California Highway Patrol

FAIR OAKS, CA (MPG) - On August 12, 2019 at approximately 0622 hours, The California Highway Patrol (CHP) received a call of a two vehicle, head-on traffic collision on Fair Oaks Blvd., west of New York Ave. CHP Officers arrived on scene and discovered a Mazda 6 sedan had collided with a GMC pickup truck, in the eastbound lanes, in a head-on manner. A preliminary investigation revealed that a 55-year old woman from Sacramento had been driving her Mazda at an unknown speed while within the #1 westbound lane on Fair Oaks Blvd, west of New York Ave. For unknown reasons, she allowed her Mazda to travel to the left where it jumped the raised concrete divider and was now driving eastbound in the westbound #2 lane. At this time, Davendra Archer, a 24-year old man from Antelope, was driving his GMC pickup westbound in the #2 lane. The Mazda crossed directly into the path of the GMC and a head-on type collision occurred between the two vehicles. The driver of the Mazda was transported from the collision scene to a local area hospital, prior to the arrival of CHP officers on scene, where she later died from her injuries. Archer received minor injuries and was not transported to the hospital.

The cause of this collision is under investigation. It is not known if drugs or alcohol played a factor in this traffic collision.

Any persons who may have witnessed this collision or who can provide any additional information regarding this collision should call Officer Mike Zerfas at the North Sacramento Area CHP office at (916) 348-2300 or cell phone at (916) 798-0975. Follow us on Twitter @chpnsac or like us on Facebook.com/chpnorthsac