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CHP asks for help in identifying driver in fatal hit-and-run in south Sacramento

Google Earth image shows approximate site of where a man was struck on 47th Avenue near Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.
Google Earth image shows approximate site of where a man was struck on 47th Avenue near Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

The California Highway Patrol is asking for help identifying a driver who left the scene of a fatal collision with a pedestrian in south Sacramento Saturday night, one of two such incidents in the city this weekend.

At 10:07 p.m., CHP officers responded to a report of a hit-and-run collision on 47th Avenue near Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, and found a pedestrian down in the roadway, according to a department news release. Fire personnel pronounced the man dead at the scene. Authorities have not yet identified the victim, who was described as a black male age 60 or older.

A witness at the scene reported seing a silver or grey Lexus fleeing eastbound on 47th Avenue after the collision, according to the news release. CHP asks that anyone with information about the incident contact the agency at (916) 861-1300 or (916) 681-2300. People can submit an anonymous tip using the free “P3 Tips” smartphone app.

Just after 1 a.m. Sunday, a similar incident occurred in the 3700 block of Northgate Boulevard. A 60-year-old man who walked with a cane was struck by a vehicle while walking along the east side of Northgate Boulevard, according to Sacramento police. Detectives have no description of the vehicle or driver involved in that collision, and have asked for the public’s help.

Ellen Garrison: 916-321-1920, @EllenGarrison

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