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. 20130522-076
Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Fatal Hit and Run – Vehicle Description

The Sacramento Police Department is seeking information regarding a fatal hit-and-run vehicle collision. 

On Wednesday, May 22, 2013, at 1:28 a.m., a pedestrian was struck and fatally injured by a vehicle in the area of 19th and X Streets.   The 51-year-old man was crossing the street in a wheelchair when he was struck by a vehicle traveling eastbound on X Street.  Sacramento Police Major Collision Investigation Unit responded to the scene to assist with the investigation.

It is believed at this time that an early model 2000 2-door white Honda or Acura was responsible for the hit-and-run.  A witness last saw the vehicle travelling eastbound on X Street from 19th Street just after the incident.  Responding officers and investigators also determined the victim was crossing against the red light and outside of the crosswalk.

The Sacramento Police Department urges anyone with information pertaining to this crime to contact the dispatch center at (916) 264-5471 or 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

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