SACRAMENTO, CA - A young woman involved in a road rage incident died when she lost control of her 1991 Lexus and veered into an oncoming car.
California Highway Patrol Officer Lizz Dutton said eyewitnesses told investigators the driver began yelling at a person in a BMW sedan sitting beside her at the traffic light at Auburn Boulevard and Garfield Avenue.
According to Dutton, the woman, identified Thursday as Tayler Hutchins, 19, of Sacramento, got in front of the BMW and began "brake-checking" with her vehicle, then tried to cut the other driver off when they tried to pass.
"At one point, they (those in the BWM) were able to pass by her using the two-way turn lane," Dutton said. "When they passed by her car, she lost control of her car and then counter-steered and then basically just lost control and traveled into the westbound lanes of Auburn Boulevard and was struck by a Mercedes."
Hutchins died at the scene.
A 23-year-old woman driving the Mercedes and her 4-year-old son were slightly injured and taken to a local hospital for treatment and observation.
The BMW did not stop and investigators said they would like to talk to the driver about what happened.