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CHP needs help to find truck that hit, killed North Highlands man

Google Earth image shows where a man’s body was reported to authorities around 4 a.m. at Elkhorn Boulevard and 20th Street near Rio Linda.
Google Earth image shows where a man’s body was reported to authorities around 4 a.m. at Elkhorn Boulevard and 20th Street near Rio Linda.

The California Highway Patrol on Wednesday released more information about the death of a pedestrian earlier this week – and asked for help in finding the vehicle that struck him as he walked along a street near Rio Linda.

Samuel Melgoza, 30, of North Highlands was walking along Elkhorn Boulevard, just east of 20th Street, about 4 a.m. Monday when he was hit by a late 1990s Ford Ranger pickup traveling westbound, authorities reported.

It is not clear why the truck hit Melgoza. The driver then drove from the scene.

The pickup has a gray front grille and the grille should be damaged, according to the CHP. The rest of the truck may be a different color.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews

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