City of Sacramento Police Department

SAMUEL D. SOMERS JR.
Chief of Police
5770 Freeport Blvd., Suite 100
Sacramento, CA  95822-3516

(916) 808-0800
Fax : (916) 808-0818
www.sacpd.org

MEDIA ADVISORY/PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release No. 20090417-074
Friday, April 17, 2009

Fatal Accident in South Area Neighborhood

The Sacramento Police Department is investigating a fatal collision that occurred at Gloria Drive near Woodshire Way. 

On Friday, April 17, 2009, at 7:22 a.m., the Sacramento Police and Fire Department responded to the call of a traffic accident involving a pedestrian, a Lexus SUV, and a Toyota Camry.  An off duty fire fighter captain was headed to work when he drove upon the accident and began to immediately provide CPR to the pedestrian.  The pedestrian died at the scene due to the severity of his injuries.  The victim is described as a male Asian approximately 50-60 years old.

Traffic investigators were called out to the scene.  Based on the preliminary investigation, the Lexus SUV was driving eastbound on 43rd Avenue, just passing Woodshire Way with the Toyota Camry following behind.  The driver of the SUV heard and felt an impact and stopped immediately.  The Camry rear-ended the SUV.  It is unknown at this time where the pedestrian was, or his direction of travel when he was hit by the SUV.

The street at 43rd Avenue between Gloria Drive and Woodshire Way will be closed for investigators until approximately 10:30 a.m.

The Sacramento Police Department urges anyone with information pertaining to this accident to contact Crime Alert at (916) 443-HELP or text in a tip by texting to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter SACTIP followed by the tip information. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward up to $1,000

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