Sentinel staff report–
Multiple lanes of traffic at the intersection of Auburn Boulevard and Greenback Lane were closed down by Citrus Heights police Wednesday afternoon, following a fatal collision involving a pedestrian and a truck.
In a news release issued Wednesday evening, police said a call was received around 4:30 p.m. regarding the collision, with responding officers finding an unresponsive pedestrian in the roadway. Lifesaving efforts were performed by first responders, but Metro Fire personnel pronounced the pedestrian deceased at the scene, police said.
As of 5 p.m., a yellow tarp appeared to be covering the body of the deceased pedestrian, located near a crosswalk on Auburn Boulevard. Police said an initial investigation revealed the pedestrian was in a marked crosswalk during a “no walk” cycle.
The primary cause of the collision is still under investigation, but police said neither speed, alcohol or drugs initially appear to be a factor.
The type of truck involved was not specified by police in the news release, but a woman in a CSI uniform was observed photographing a lifted, newer model pickup truck that was parked in a nearby gas station at the intersection.
The identity of the pedestrian has not been released, pending notification of next of kin by the Sacramento County Coroner’s Office.
Anyone who may have witnessed the collision is asked to contact the Citrus Heights Police Department’s non-emergency line at (916) 727-5500. Police said drivers and pedestrians are reminded “to be attentive while driving and walking on or near roadways.”