A Roseville man died Wednesday night after he walked directly into the path of a vehicle on Highway 49 in the North Auburn area, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The collision occurred about 11:10 p..m. as the driver of a 2005 Honda was traveling approximately 45 mph northbound on Highway 49 in the left lane, approaching the Bell Road intersection. The pedestrian was walking eastbound in the crosswalk on the south side of the intersection against the red pedestrian signal, according to a CHP news release. The signal for northbound traffic was green.
The pedestrian walked into path of the Honda and was struck by the vehicle. He came to rest in the intersection and was pronounced dead at the scene. The man’s name has not been released pending notification of family.
The driver of the Honda, a 20-year-old Auburn woman, was not injured and the CHP said she did not appear to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol. The sobriety of the pedestrian will be determined through a toxicology report from the Placer County Coroner’s Office, the news release said.