Rio Linda Man Dies in Morning Pedestrian Accident on 5 Freeway in Sacramento
SACRAMENTO, CA (February 26, 2021) – A man was killed Wednesday morning after a pedestrian accident on 5 Freeway just south of the American River Bridge.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the accident happened around 5:30 a.m., February 24.
The man was walking across the southbound lanes of the freeway from the center divider. At the same time, a 52-year-old Sacramento woman was driving a Lexus IS250 sedan about 60 to 70 mph south on 5 Freeway just north of Richards Boulevard.
CHP officials said the pedestrian walked directly into the path of the Lexus, and the driver was unable to stop or slow her car. The left side of the Lexus struck the pedestrian, throwing him onto the ground.
First responders attempted saving the victim, but he died at the scene.
The Sacramento County Coroner’s Office only identified the victim as a 24-year-old Rio Linda resident.
The Lexus driver stopped at the scene and cooperated with investigators before she was released, CHP officials said.
An investigation into this fatal accident is ongoing.
We would like to extend our condolences to the family and friends of the victim.
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