Fatal Collision Involving a Vehicle and Pedestrian

CITRUS HEIGHTS, CA (MPG)  |  By Lieutenant David Gutierrez, CHPD

CITRUS HEIGHTS, CA (MPG) - At approximately 9:20 p.m., The Citrus Heights Police Department received several 911 calls regarding a welfare check of a male sitting in the roadway along Antelope Road, west of Sunrise Boulevard. Officers, along with the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire Department arrived on scene within a couple of minutes and located a 22 year-old male pedestrian from Citrus Heights lying in the roadway with injuries consistent with being struck by a vehicle. Lifesaving efforts were unsuccessful and the male was pronounced deceased by paramedics on scene.

Preliminary investigation revealed the pedestrian was kneeling, facing east, in the number one lane of westbound Antelope Road. As the pedestrian was kneeling in the roadway, he was struck by a truck that was lawfully traveling westbound Antelope Road in the number one lane. The driver of the truck immediately stopped and is cooperating with the investigation. Neither speed nor driving under the influence appears to be a factor in the collision.

The cause of the collision is still under investigation by the Citrus Heights Police Department’s Traffic Unit. We are asking anyone who may have information related to the collision to contact the police department at (916) 727-5500.

Westbound Antelope Road from Sunrise Boulevard was closed for approximately four hours.

Citrus Heights Police want to remind pedestrians to only cross the roadway where it is lawful and safe to do so, and to wear bright colored clothing during hours of darkness.