A man died early Sunday after he was found unconscious in his pickup truck, sitting in a northbound lane on Highway 99 in Sacramento, according to a California Highway Patrol news release.
At 12:38 a.m. Sunday, a Caltrans worker called CHP dispatch to report that a white Chevrolet pickup was sitting on the freeway near the 47th Avenue onramp. Five minutes after that call, the police report stated, a big rig going about 55 mph rear-ended the parked pickup.
The CHP responders found the Chevrolet’s driver unconscious, with a pulse and still breathing, but his pulse later stopped. CHP officers performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation until a Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District unit arrived to provide medical assistance.
The man was pronounced dead at 1 a.m. The report stated that there were no other injuries.
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Sacramento County coroner’s officials will determine the motorist’s identity and cause of death. Anyone with information can contact the CHP at 916-681-2300.