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Police: rollover collision on Auburn Blvd still under investigation

Rollover collision, Auburn Blvd, walmart
A car landed upside down and facing the wrong direction of traffic, after a non-injury collision Monday. // CH Sentinel

Citrus Heights police said they are still investigating a collision involving two vehicles on Auburn Boulevard that resulted in one car rolling upside down during rush hour traffic Monday afternoon.

The collision occurred around 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 15, with police and fire department vehicles temporarily blocking a single lane of traffic in each direction of Auburn Boulevard near Walmart.

“None of the involved parties were injured, including the driver of the car which rolled over,” Sgt. Jason Baldwin told The Sentinel in an email statement Wednesday afternoon. He said the collision is still under investigation, and released limited details.

The email statement did not include an explanation of how the four-door Hyundai sedan landed upside down facing the opposite direction of traffic, but Baldwin said alcohol has been ruled out as a factor in the collision and the possible involvement of speed “has not yet been determined.”

Involvement of the second vehicle was also not described, but an officer was observed taking information from a man standing next to a red SUV on the side of the road near the scene, Monday.

Another rollover collision occurred on Thursday this week around 1:30 p.m. on Sunrise Boulevard near Greenback lane, involving a Toyota Tundra rolling on its side. Police said no one was injured in that collision as well, and described damage to the vehicle as “very little.”

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Sgt. Baldwin said “CHPD would like to remind drivers and occupants in vehicles to always wear seatbelts, always drive with caution and to never drink and drive.”

*Story to be updated with additional details, if released by police.

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