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Two in fatal, rainy crash ID’d

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Two people died in a car crash exacerbated by the heavy rainstorm Sunday morning, Roseville police announced. Janice Audrene Pittman, 52, of Granite Bay, and Allan Joseph Blas, 54, of Roseville, died almost immediately, according to police. Pittman was driving with Blas in a Chevrolet S10 pickup south on Roseville Road near Fir Avenue, where she lost control on a curve and veered into a northbound Dodge Nitro sports utility vehicle. Blas was pronounced dead at the scene, where police and Roseville fire arrived at 9:49 a.m. Pittman was pronounced dead at Sutter Roseville Medical Center. The driver of the Dodge SUV, Terry McCormack Jr., 24, of Citrus Heights, was transported by ambulance to Sutter Roseville Medical Center, treated and released. He had no passengers in his vehicle. The police department’s Major Accident Investigation Team closed Roseville Road for about four and a half hours. ~ Staff report