Lyft Driver Involved in Fatal I-80 Crash

Roseville, California 

A Lyft driver was involved in a multi-vehicle crash early Saturday morning that left one passenger dead and another with injuries. The fatal crash happened at around 1:25 a.m. in the westbound lanes of Interstate 80 near Roseville.

According to The Sacramento Bee, 31-year-old Lyft driver, Shanti Adhikari, was carrying two passengers in a Toyota Camry when she approached the scene of an accident that had unfolded minutes earlier. Amid heavy rainfall, Adhikari swerved to avoid hitting a Kia hatchback, which had stalled in middle lanes of I-80. The Camry left the roadway and struck a couple of trees. 

One of the passengers in the Camry, 24-year-old Shane Holland of West Sacramento, was pronounced dead at the scene. The other passenger, 27-year-old Brady Lawrence, sustained moderate injuries, as did Adhikari. Holland and Lawrence were both wearing seat belts.

A Lyft spokesman said the company will continue to support those involved with Saturday's fatal accident and they are cooperating with the crash investigation.