A Sacramento man has been arrested on suspicion of hit and run in the death of a pedestrian in Carmichael over the weekend.
The California Highway Patrol said that a 22-year-old man dressed in a black trench coat was walking in the middle of the roadway on Marconi Avenue west of Walnut Avenue about 10:30 p.m. Sunday.
The man, who has not been identified, was outside of a crosswalk on a portion of Marconi Avenue that had no street lights, according to a CHP press release.
The pedestrian was hit by a van approaching from the west on Marconi Avenue when he stepped in front of the vehicle. The driver swerved to the right but was unable to avoid striking the pedestrian.
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The driver of the van fled the scene. The pedestrian was declared dead from his injuries at a hospital.
On Tuesday, Eric J. Nelson, 24, turned himself into the North Sacramento CHP office. He was booked into Sacramento County Jail on suspicion of hit and run.