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Pedestrian in Arden Arcade crosswalk killed by SUV

Google Earth image shows approximately where police say a sport utility vehicle was soutbound on Watt Avenue near Marconi Avenue before spinning out of control and striking a pedestrian.
Google Earth image shows approximately where police say a sport utility vehicle was soutbound on Watt Avenue near Marconi Avenue before spinning out of control and striking a pedestrian.

A pedestrian in a crosswalk was killed over the weekend by a speeding vehicle that went out of control in Arden Arcade, according to the California Highway Patrol.

At about 11:45 p.m. Saturday, Bakari Deante Stafford, 23, of Sacramento was driving a sport-utility vehicle southbound on Watt Avenue near Marconi Avenue at high speed, according to a CHP news release.

At the same time, Jesse Thomas Hill, 27, was walking in a crosswalk at the intersection. Stafford attempted a left turn onto eastbound Marconi and lost control, according to officers.

The SUV spun out of control and struck Hill. He died at the scene.

Stafford’s SUV then struck a raised median, rolled over several times and came to rest in a parking lot. Stafford had minor injuries. The crash remained under investigation.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews

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