VACAVILLE — A 46-year-old Sacramento man was killed early Tuesday after he lost control of his car on Interstate 80 near Lagoon Valley Road, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The driver was headed east on I-80 near Lagoon Valley Road at about 6:20 a.m. when, for an unknown reason, he swerved off to the right shoulder, turned hard left and then flipped over several times before the 2001 Ford Explorer hit the center divider guard rail.
Even though the driver had a seatbelt on, he was partially ejected from the vehicle and was declared dead at the scene, according to the CHP, which declined to release the driver’s identity until the notification of relatives.
The CHP closed off one lane and traffic was backed up until 8 a.m. The accident’s cause was still under investigation Tuesday.
More than one noninjury accident was caused on westbound I-80 by people who slowed down to look at the accident scene on eastbound I-80, according to the CHP.
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