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Major injury collision shuts down San Juan Ave

By Mike Hazlip—
Citrus Heights police are working to determine the cause of a traffic collision that sent one driver to the hospital with life-threatening injuries and shut down San Juan Avenue Thursday evening.

The collision occurred near San Juan Avenue and Greenback Lane just before 7:30 p.m. on June 29, according to a press release issued around 1 a.m. Friday by the Citrus Heights Police Department. After receiving several 911 calls, officers responded to the scene and found two vehicles with what authorities called significant damage.

One of the drivers was transported to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries, police said. The other driver sustained minor injuries and was also transported to a local hospital.

The cause of the collision is still under investigation and authorities have not released additional details. Drugs, alcohol and speed to not appear to be factors in the collision, police said.

Police said northbound lanes of San Juan Avenue from Greenback Lane to Sylvan Road were closed following the incident, with lanes reopening by 11:15 p.m. on Thursday.

The incident appears to be the second serious collision this week in Citrus Heights. The Sentinel previously reported that a pedestrian was killed after being struck by a vehicle traveling along Antelope Road Tuesday night. The Sacramento Bee identified the woman as 82-year-old Vira Zheltonozhko of Citrus Heights.

Related: Pedestrian, 82, killed in Citrus Heights traffic collision

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