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Car Slams into FedEx Truck on Watt Avenue





On December 3, 2013 at approximately 1:05 p.m., a 23 year old from Citrus Heights was driving a 2008 International FedEx truck on southbound Watt Avenue approaching Chenu Avenue.

The truck was in the right hand turn lane, turn signal activated, and slowing for a red light. David Longenecker, a 25 year old from Sacramento was driving a 2011 Dodge Avenger on southbound Watt Avenue approaching Chenu Avenue.  The Avenger was traveling at a high rate of speed and straddling the #3 lane and right hand turn lane.  Longenecker failed to see the Fed Ex truck slowing and slammed into the rear of the truck.  The impact caused the Avenger to travel underneath the Fed Ex truck and become lodged.

The front passenger, Joshua Stephens, a 21 year old from Rancho Cordova, had to be extricated by Sacramento Metropolitan Fire Department personnel and was transported to Mercy San Juan Medical Hospital with major injuries.

The Fed Ex driver and Longenecker were not injured in this collision.

It does not appear alcohol and/or drugs were a contributing factor in this collision.  This collision is still under investigation.