The California Highway Patrol is looking for witnesses stemming from a fatal car accident on the I-5 just south of Sacramento on Thursday morning, April 12, 2012. Gerard Samathadara was driving a 2002 Honda Accord when his car lost control and struck a tree. Samathadara was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. It has not yet been determined whether other vehicles were involved or what the cause of the crash was. It was raining the morning of the crash and it is not clear yet whether that played a factor.

Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call the South Sacramento CHP office at (916) 681-2300.