Lionel Rodriguez Obituary, Death – According to investigators, a Sacramento police detective was driving the vehicle that struck and killed two individuals on Interstate 5 on Tuesday morning. Around 6 a.m., the incident occurred on southbound I-5 near Sutterville Road in Sacramento. According to the CHP, the detective was on duty in an unmarked Ford Fusion when he collided with the two others for a “unknown reason.” According to officials, a pickup truck pulled over to the side of the road and may have run out of petrol when another car went over to assist.
Officials reported that as two persons were pouring gas in the vehicle, another vehicle crossed the solid white line and hit them both. One of them was killed on the spot. The other died at the hospital, according to the CHP. The two were identified as 33-year-old Juan Carlos Enriquez Rodriguez of Sacramento and 32-year-old Lionel Enriquez Rodriguez of Simi Valley by the Sacramento County Coroner’s office. According to officials, the detective was not hurt in the crash.
“We recognize that there are many unanswered issues regarding this occurrence,” Sacramento police said in a statement. “While we wait for those answers, our thoughts are with the families of those who died in this awful accident. The California Highway Patrol is leading the investigation into the crash, and the Sacramento Police Department is fully cooperating.” This is the second fatal traffic accident involving a Sacramento police officer. On October 31, a cop collided with a motorcyclist near Bell Avenue and May Street.
According to the department, the officer was responding to a felony report but did not have the emergency lights and sirens engaged. Denzil Broadhurst, 61, passed away. Sacramento police issued the following statement in reaction to the two collisions. “Any event involving our officers that results in significant injury or death is extensively investigated at numerous levels by our department. An accident review committee routinely evaluates the facts of officer-involved collisions for policy violations, training deficiencies, and safety concerns. We acknowledge the terrible nature of such situations and the impact they have on the persons involved as well as the community. We remain committed to fully cooperate with the ongoing inquiry.”