46-year-old Pedestrian Hit and Killed by Car on Highway 99 in Butte County
BUTTE COUNTY, CA (February 4, 2019) – A 46-year-old man was hit and killed by a car as he walked across Highway 99 Saturday night.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the man, who was from Gridley, began to cross the highway with his friend at around 11:45 p.m. when a 2008 Toyota going northbound drove towards them. This made the friend stop but the Gridley man kept walking directly into the path of an oncoming car and was struck. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
It was reported that prior to the accident, the man’s car broke down on the right shoulder of southbound 99, just north of the Butte/Sutter County line, around 10:44 p.m., prompting him to call his friend for help. His friend pulled over on the right shoulder of northbound 99 and walked across both lanes of Highway 99 to help. Both people stood right next to the car that broke down thereafter.
The Gridley man’s name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.
The driver of the car was identified by the CHP as 20-year-old Noah Denhalter of Yuba City. They confirmed that Denhalter was not under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the accident. Meantime, it was unclear if the Gridley man was under the influence of alcohol or drugs, according to the CHP.
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