Motorist dies in Arden Arcade crash after SUV strikes pole on Watt and El Camino avenues

A motorist died Wednesday in Arden Arcade after his vehicle collided with a car and a pole, authorities said.

The California Highway Patrol was alerted just before 8:40 a.m. of a collision between a silver SUV and a white Toyota Prius on Watt and El Camino avenues, according to its dispatch log.

A man driving the SUV south on Watt Avenue failed to stop at a red light and crashed into the Prius driver attempting to make a left-hand turn onto El Camino Avenue, said Officer Justin Fetterly, a spokesman for the CHP’s North Sacramento office, in an email.

The SUV struck a light pole after making “contact” with the Prius, said Battalion Chief Parker Wilbourn, a spokesman for the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District. The SUV driver died at the scene, Fetterly said.

The Prius driver complained of pain and was released, Fetterly said.

The CHP is investigating the incident.