THIS IS A DIRECT POST FROM THE CHP MEDIA RELEASE
On August 27, 2019 at approximately 1:31 am, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) received reports of a traffic collision in the area of Watt Avenue and Longview Drive.
Upon arrival responding units located a 2006 Chevrolet Monte Carlo within the dry creek bed of Arcade Creek, east of northbound SR-51, and north of Watt Avenue. Both the male driver and male passenger were still seat belted inside the vehicle and required extrication. Sacramento County Fire arrived on scene and pronounced both parties in the vehicle deceased. Preliminary on scene investigation suggests this was a solo vehicle traffic collision. Drugs or alcohol do not appear to be a factor in this collision.
ADDITIONAL: The Sacramento County Coroners Office has identified one occupant of the vehicle as Sean Denzel Powers, African American, Male, Age 29. The Coronors office has designated an Initial Classification of: Motor Vehicle Accident- Criminal.
The Coroner's office has identified the other occupant of the vehicle as Gilbert Wayne Benamati, a 30 year old Caucasian, Male of Sacramento. The Coroner has listed the initial classification as “Accident (MVA).”