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Landscape worker hit by vehicle in North Natomas dies at scene

A landscape worker died Thursday morning when he was struck by a vehicle in North Natomas.

Officer Linda Matthew, Sacramento police spokeswoman, said police received a report just after 11 a.m. that a vehicle had crashed into a pole on Del Paso Road between Blackrock Drive and Gateway Park Boulevard.

When officers arrived, they found that the westbound vehicle had struck a tree, a pole and a pedestrian, who was determined to be a landscape worker employed in the area. Matthew said it was not clear whether the worker had been on the sidewalk or in the landscaped area. The worker was pronounced dead at the scene.

The man’s name has not been released pending notification of family.

The driver, who was alone in the vehicle, suffered severe injuries and was taken to an area hospital, Matthew said.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews