Pedestrian Michael Tinonga Fatally Struck by Cars in Shingle Springs
SHINGLE SPRINGS, CA (February 28, 2019) – A pedestrian was fatally struck by cars Thursday evening on Highway 50 in Shingle Springs.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the fatal incident happened around 9:30 p.m. on Highway 50 at Ponderosa Road.
33-year-old Michael Tinonga of Cameron Park was walking westbound in the eastbound lane of Highway 50. Soon after, he was hit by a Toyota Prius. Tinonga was thrown into the first lane where he was then struck by a Toyota Scion.
Tinonga was pronounced dead at the scene.
All eastbound lanes of the highway were closed at Cameron Park Drive. The road reopened an hour and a half after a cleaning crew cleared the street.
It is unknown if charges has been filed and liability has not yet been determined. Further investigation is underway.
Our thoughts remain with the family and friends of Michael Tinonga.
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