Two pedestrians were struck in North Highlands on Wednesday night, leaving one dead and one in critical condition.
Just before 9:30 p.m., a man and woman were struck by two vehicles in the intersection of Madison Avenue and Date Avenue, according to California Highway Patrol spokeswoman Amy Walker.
Walker said the man and woman, both from Sacramento, were walking southbound when a Toyota Prius and a Hyundai Elantra entered the intersection. The Hyundai struck both pedestrians and hurled them into other lanes – the man into the middle lane, where he was struck by the Toyota for a second time, and the woman into the far lane, Walker said.
The man, 57, was pronounced dead at the scene. The woman, 31, was transported to a trauma center for her injuries, which are not life-threatening. It was not known whether the pedestrians were in the crosswalk legally.
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The driver of the Hyundai was described as a 40-year-old man and the driver of the Toyota was a 28-year-old woman. Both passed field sobriety tests and were not texting while they were driving, Walker said.
The reason behind the collision is still under investigation and police are asking anyone with information to contact the North Sacramento Area CHP office at 916-348-2300.