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. 20110515-083
Sunday, May 15, 2011

Fatal Hit and Run Accident

The Sacramento Police Department is searching for a dark larger sports utility vehicle that fled the scene of a fatal hit and run. 

On May 15, 2011, at 1:08 a.m., officers responded to Marysville Boulevard and Roanoke Avenue on a traffic accident.  Officers arrived and found a male in his 50's who had been struck by a vehicle.  Fire Department personnel arrived and declared the male deceased at the scene.

Traffic Investigators responded to the scene.  Based on the preliminary investigation, it is believed that the male pedestrian was crossing Marysville Boulevard westbound at Roanoke Avenue when he was struck by a dark larger sports utility vehicle that was travelling northbound Marysville Boulevard.  The suspect vehicle fled the scene after striking the pedestrian. 

The Sacramento Police Department urges anyone with information pertaining to this crime to contact Crime Alert at (916) 443-HELP (4357) or text in a tip to 274637 (CRIMES). Enter SACTIP followed by the tip information.  Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

Sacramento Police Media Relations · (916) 808-0808 · spdpio@pd.cityofsacramento.org

The Mission of the Sacramento Police Department is to work in partnership with the Community to
protect life and property, solve neighborhood problems, and enhance the quality of life in our City.