A pedestrian died when hit by a car driven by an off-duty Rocklin police officer early Friday.
At the request of the Rocklin Police Department, the California Highway Patrol is investigating the collision, which occurred about 1:30 a.m. The police officer had just completed his shift and was driving his personal vehicle, a gray Mazda 3 sedan, eastbound on Rocklin Road east of Granite Drive, when the vehicle struck a pedestrian walking in the eastbound traffic lanes of Rocklin Road, according to a CHP news release.
Investigators are trying to determine why the female pedestrian, who was wearing dark clothing, was walking in the traffic lanes. CHP officials said there are no crosswalks at the collision site.
The pedestrian died of her injuries. Her name has not been released pending notification of family.
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Neither alcohol nor drugs was a factor for the off-duty police officer. The sobriety of the of the pedestrian will be determined through a toxicology report from the Placer County Coroner’s Office, authorities said.
Rocklin Road was closed at the collision site for about three hours and reopened just before 5 a.m.
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