Volkswagen Collides with Minivan and Freightliner, One Fatality

On Friday, July 19, 2013 at approximately 4:17 PM, Nela Luken, 48 of Roseville, Ca was traveling southbound on Interstate 5 in her 2008 Volkswagen at an unknown rate of speed; allowed her vehicle to travel out of control leaving the southbound lane and entering the center median and into the northbound lanes.

Lukens vehicle collided with a 2004 Toyota, and a 1992 Freight Truck before coming to a rest on its wheels on the shoulder of the northbound lane.

The 2004 Toyota, driven by Joel Guy, 38 of San Francisco, came to a rest on its wheels at the right shoulder; while the Freight Truck, driven by David Tankersly, 52, was able to bring his vehicle to a stop in the right shoulder.

Lukens, was transported to UC Davis Medical Center with Major Injuries, while a rear juvenile passenger sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Guy, and two juvenile passengers sustained minor to moderate injuries and were transported to Enloe Hospital.

The cause of the collision is still under investigation. 

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