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Three accidents involving multiple vehicles started about 7:45 a.m. Wednesday between Rancho Murieta's North Gate and the Highway 16 bridge, according to the California Highway Patrol. A CHP officer at the scene said no one was taken to the hospital. Jasper Begay, the CHP's public information officer, said an officer was directing traffic after the first accident when a truck pulling a trailer "came in too fast and slid to the right," almost hitting the CHP officer's vehicle before running off the road.  "And then the third crash occurred just shortly after that," Begay said.  A CHP officer at the scene said two fire trucks were parked on the westbound shoulder near the bridge to protect emergency workers and people involved in the accident who were in danger of being hit by rubbernecking motorists. Vehicles were towed to clear the area by about 10 a.m.


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CHP information on accident

The CHP's press release on this morning's accident on Jackson Road:

One Collision Results into Three Separate Collisions

Rancho Cordova, Calif. – The California Highway Patrol, East Sacramento Area Office, is investigating a multi-collision with minor injuries that occurred on Jackson Highway (SR-16) near the Cosumnes River Bridge in Rancho Murieta, on Wednesday morning, December 11, 2013 at approximately 7:44 a.m.

First Collision at 7:44 a.m.:

A 1999 Honda Civic, silver in color, was being driven by Sydney B. Shuey, 23 year old female of Sloughhouse, CA, on Jackson Highway westbound, west of the Cosumnes River Bridge.

A 2005 Hyundai Elantra, silver in color, was being driven by Summer A. Brister, 35 year old female of Jackson, CA, on Jackson Highway westbound, west of the Cosumnes River Bridge.

A 2007 Toyota Camry, silver in color, was being driven by Myles Maskovich, 32 year old male of Sloughhouse, CA, on Jackson Highway westbound, west of the Cosumnes River Bridge.

Traffic on Jackson Highway came to a stop near the Cosumnes Bridge. The Toyota and Hyundai came to a complete stop behind the long line of traffic. The driver, Shuey, failed to stop in time and the front of the Honda struck the rear of the Hyundai, which in turn, pushed the Hyundai into the rear of the Toyota.

Summer Brister and Passenger of Toyota, D. Maskovich, suffered minor injuries and declined medical transportation. All parties were wearing their seatbelts.

Second Collision at 8:58 a.m.:

As the investigating officer was attempting to clear the scene and providing traffic control, the second collision occurred.

A 2000 Ford F-150 pickup, white in color, was being driven by Garrett T. King, 22 year old male of Plymouth, CA, on Jackson Highway westbound, west of the Cosumnes River Bridge pulling a trailer loaded with a Bobcat Tractor with front scoop.

A 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe, blue in color, was being driven by Sherrie K. Lemon, 56 year old female of Rancho Cordova, CA, on Jackson Highway westbound, west of the Cosumnes River Bridge.

As the investigating officer was conducting traffic control, the Hyundai came to a stop at the direction of the officer. The Ford F-150 pickup pulling the trailer approached the stopped Hyundai from the rear at a speed too great to stop in time. The Ford F-150 skidded towards the stopped Hyundai. King steered the Ford F-150 to the right, but the Ford F-150 struck the right rear corner of the Hyundai. The Ford F-150 continued skidding to the right and barely missing the officer’s patrol vehicle parked on the right shoulder. The Ford F-150 traveled through a ditch and struck the fence belonging to Rancho Murieta Country Club.

No parties were injured in this collision. All parties were wearing their seatbelts.

Third Collision at 9:00 a.m.:

A 1993 Ford F-150 Pickup, white over blue in color, was being driven by Charles Howard, 85 year old male of River Pines, CA, on Jackson Highway westbound, west of the Cosumnes River Bridge.

A 2006 Hummer H2, black in color, was being driven by John Kinne, 68 year old male of Plymouth, CA, on Jackson Highway westbound, west of the Cosumnes River Bridge.

The Hummer slowed to a stop as it approached the traffic collision scene. The Ford F-150 approached the rear of the Hummer and failed to stop in time. The front of the Ford F-150 struck the rear of the Hummer.

The passenger of the Hummer, Sharon Kinne, suffered minor injuries but declined medical transportation. All parties were wearing their seatbelts.

This collision caused the Jackson Highway to be partially closed for approximately 3 hours.

The collision is still under investigation. For further information regarding this press release, please feel free to contact Officer Jasper Begay at (916) 464-1450.

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