Sacramento, CA : Deputy's car catches fire in Sacramento crash on Tuesday afternoon, January 6, 2015
The car of a Sacramento County sheriff's deputy caught fire Tuesday afternoon in a multi-vehicle crash, officials said.
The car, first reported to be a patrol car, turned out to be an unmarked detective's vehicle, the California Highway Patrol said.
Fortunately, the deputy inside the car was OK, a Sheriff's Department spokesperson told KCRA 3 about 3:15 p.m. Several other people involved in the crash suffered minor injuries, the CHP said.
The burned car was on a bridge near Cal Expo and the Capital City Freeway, in Sacramento's Arden area, but it's since been towed away.
The Sacramento Fire Department is investigating the wreck, which took place on the northbound side of the freeway near Exposition Boulevard, according to the agency's Twitter page.
Early reports show the detective's car was rear-ended by another car, which caused a chain reaction and the police car caught fire, the CHP said.
Traffic in the area was congested as officials waited for a flatbed truck to tow the car.
Deputy's car catches fire in Sacramento crash