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Elk Grove Wrong Way Crash

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December 03, 2016
Edward Smith

Daniel Landeros

Wrong-Way Crash in Elk Grove

One person passed away in a wrong-way vehicular collision involving four vehicles in Elk Grove on the night of Wednesday, November 30, 2016.

What Happened?

Witnesses observed a man driving in a white pickup truck, running a red light traffic signal and swerving his vehicle at Laguna Boulevard and Bruceville Road. Shortly after, officers from the Elk Grove Police Department observed the same motorist traveling the wrong way on a one-way roadway at about 10:00 pm. This happened moments before the driver crashed into three other vehicles in the vicinity of Elk Grove Boulevard and Wymark Drive. Authorities indicated that the vehicle’s motorist was traveling the wrong way and had fled from the accident scene.

Watch YouTube Video – By KCRA News – Man Dies After Confrontation with Elk Grove Police

The following video displays the severe extent of the wrong-way collision. As you can see in the video, a tow truck was loading the vehicles involved in the automobile accident to tow them from the scene. One of the vehicles, a 2-door champagne Toyota Tacoma, sustained significant body damage, prompting the steering wheel’s airbag deployment. The wrong-way driver of the white pickup was identified as 41-year-old Daniel Landeros from Elk Grove.

Wrong-Way Driver Resists Arrest

Officers could confront Landeros, but when they tried to detain him, he resisted his arrest. After officers continued to cooperate with the struggle to detain him, his aggressive demeanor prompted officials to utilize a taser. After the taser was used, he struggled to prevent authorities from detaining him in handcuffs. When he was finally in police custody, he became unresponsive.

What Types of Injuries?

The occupants of the three other vehicles involved in this accident sustained minor to moderate injuries. Daniel Landeros, the motorist of the wrong-way vehicle that was detained by officers, became unresponsive while in police custody. Officers contacted paramedics for medical assistance after performing CPR on him. Landeros was transported to the hospital, where he later passed away.

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Photograph Attribution: By Staff Sgt. Gene Arnold via Wikimedia Commons

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