Two pedestrians died Thursday night after they were struck by vehicles within minutes of each other at separate locations in Sacramento.
Officer Linda Matthew, Sacramento police spokeswoman, said the first collision was reported at 7:18 p.m. on Marvysville Boulevard at Roanoke Avenue.
Based on evidence found at the scene, investigators believe a 63-year-old man was crossing Marysville Boulevard in a marked crosswalk at the intersection with Roanoke Avenue, when he was struck by a sedan traveling northbound on Marysville Bouevard, according to a Police Department news release.
When officers arrived, they found the man unresponsive. They began lifesaving efforts, which were then taken over by Sacramento Fire Department personnel. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.
His name has not been released pending notification of family.
Matthew said the driver remained at the scene and cooperated with police.
The second collision was reported at 7:26 p.m. at Richards Boulevard and North Seventh Street where Steven Delmar Chilcott, 61, of Sacramento was struck by two vehicles. The driver of the first vehicle remained at the scene and cooperated with officers, but the other vehicle fled.
Chilcott was taken to an area hospital, where he died.
Investigators learned that Chilcott was crossing Richards Boulevard when he was struck. The driver of that vehicle immediately stopped and tried to protect Chilcott with her vehicle, but a second vehicle struck the man and fled the scene, according to a Police Department news release.
The vehicle was described as a dark-colored, medium-sized, four-door sedan. The driver and only occupant of the car was described as a white or Hispanic female.
Anyone who witnessed or has information regarding either collision is asked to call the Sacramento Police Department’s dispatch center at 916-264-5471, or Sacramento Valley Crime Stoppers at 916-443-4357. Anonymous tips also may be submitted using the free “P3 Tips” smartphone app.