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Teen surrenders in West Sacramento pedestrian hit-and-run death

A 17-year-old girl has surrendered to West Sacramento police in connection with the hit-and-run death of a pedestrian Wednesday night.

Police spokesman Sgt. Roger Kinney said officers responded about 9 p.m. to a report of a man down at West Capitol Avenue and Walnut Street. They arrived to find a 60-year-old man who witnesses said had been struck by a vehicle that had left the scene. Kinney said the man was taken to UC Davis Medical Center, where he died of his injuries.

About 10:30 a.m. Thursday, the 17-year-old girl, accompanied by a lawyer, turned herself in at the Police Department. Kinney said she had been very cooperative with investigators, but he declined to discuss the circumstances that led to the pedestrian being hit. He said the girl was booked into the Yolo County Juvenile Detention Center. Her name was not released because of her age.

“It is a very unfortunate, sad event,” Kinney said.

The man’s name has not been released pending notification of family.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to call the West Sacramento Police Department at 916-617-4960.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy