Derrick Simpson Killed in DUI Crash on Highway 99 [Sacramento, CA]

Derrick Simpson Killed in DUI Crash on Highway 99 [Sacramento, CA]

Derrick Simpson Killed in DUI Crash on Highway 99 [Sacramento, CA]

Derrick Simpson Killed in DUI Crash on Highway 99 [Sacramento, CA]

Driver Arrested after DUI Collision on Highway 99; Derrick Simpson Killed

SACRAMENTO, CA (September 20, 2021) 48-year-old Derrick Simpson lost his life and 34-year-old Jacob McPherson was arrested after a DUI collision on Highway 99 last Thursday.

The CHP responded to the area of Calvine Road east of Power Inn Road to reports of a stolen car that drove off the southbound of Highway 99 heading the opposite way and crashed head-on into another vehicle.

According to the reports, the suspect driver was Jacob McPherson, 34, along with a male passenger, were rushed to the hospital with major injuries. Unfortunately, the passenger died due to his injuries.

Authorities identified the passenger as 48-year-old Derrick Simpson.

Meanwhile, medics also transported the other vehicle driver to the hospital with major non-life-threatening injuries.

Investigators suspected McPherson was under the influence of a controlled substance at the time of the tragic event.

The investigation into the fatal DUI car crash on Highway 99 is ongoing.

We would like to send our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Derrick Simpson during this time.

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