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Sacramento police seek vehicle involved in April collision that killed pedestrian

Sacramento police are asking the public’s help in finding a vehicle believed to have been involved in a hit-and-run accident that killed a pedestrian last month.

Police officers and Sacramento Fire Department personnel responded about 1:25 a.m. April 11 to the area of Franklin Boulevard and Armadale Way regarding reports of a pedestrian lying in the roadway. They found 65-year-old Collis Carkhum in the southbound lanes of Franklin Boulevard. He had been struck by an unknown vehicle.

Carkhum was taken to an area hospital, where he later died of his injuries.

The Police Department’s major collision investigation unit found several broken chrome-colored vehicle parts. Further investigation revealed that the parts belong to the front passenger-side grille of a 1999 to 2002 Chevrolet Silverado, or a 2000 to 2006 Chevrolet Tahoe or Suburban, according to a Police Department news release.

Police said detectives believe the vehicle may have additional damage to the front corner on the passenger side, and they are requesting the community’s help in providing more information.

Anyone with information pertaining to the case is asked to call the Police Department’s dispatch center at (916) 264-5471 or Crime Alert at (916) 443-4357, or text a tip to 274637. Enter SACTIP followed by the tip information. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.