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Here’s what CHP said caused a three-vehicle collision in Carmichael that killed 1 man, injured 3

A three-vehicle collision Thursday in Carmichael killed one motorist and left three others with minor injuries, blocking a well-traveled roadway, authorities said.

California Highway Patrol officers were called at 7:30 a.m. to Fair Oaks Boulevard at Shelfield Drive for reports of a collision between a silver Honda Accord and two other vehicles, according to the CHP’s incident log.

The Honda Accord motorist, driving at a high rate of speed eastbound on Fair Oaks Boulevard, lost control as the road curves and crashed head-on into two vehicles traveling in the opposite direction, Fetterly said.

He first collided into a Prius and then a Chevy both driving westbound on Fair Oaks Boulevard, Fetterly said. There was a man and woman — both in their 50s — inside the Prius and a man in his 30s inside the Chevy. All were taken to a hospital with complaints of pain, Fetterly said.

The Honda Accord driver was killed in the head-on collision, he said.