Police Seek Hit-and-Run Driver in Fatal Pedestrian Accident in Sacramento
SACRAMENTO, CA (February 6, 2019) – A man was struck and killed by a car early Tuesday morning in south Sacramento County.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the man was seen lying down in the roadway prior to being struck by a silver sedan. Witnesses said they do not know why the man was lying in the roadway.
CHP South Sacramento spokesman Officer Jim Young said that the fatal hit-and-run collision was reported at about 12:48 a.m. through 911. The victim was said to have been hit in the far right lane of eastbound Florin Road, just east of 55th Street and Highway 99.
The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. He suffered major head injuries and bled from the head. The man’s identity will be released by the county coroner’s office as per Young.
The incident prompted the closure of Florin Road during the investigation. All lanes are now back open.
Officials do not have a description yet of the hit-and-run vehicle, except that it was a silver sedan. Any witness or has information about the incident is urged to contact the CHP South Sacramento office at (916) 681-2300.
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