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Pedestrian, driver killed in Citrus Heights collision

By Mike Hazlip—
Both a pedestrian and a driver were killed in a two-vehicle collision on Auburn Boulevard Sunday evening, police said in a news release.

The collision occurred at about 7:45 p.m. on Jan. 22 along Auburn Boulevard near Cobalt Way, according to the release. Officers from the Citrus Heights Police Department arrived on the scene and provided life-saving efforts to a pedestrian who was found lying in the roadway.

Both drivers were transported to the hospital, with one of the drivers receiving life-saving aid and was later pronounced deceased at the hospital. The other driver suffered minor to moderate injuries, police said. The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene.

As of Sunday night, the identities of the victims were not released pending notification of next of kin, the release said.

Police said speed appears to be a factor, but it is unknown if other contributing factors such as drugs or alcohol also may have played a role in the collision.

Auburn Boulevard was shut down in both directions for several hours Sunday night while authorities conducted an investigation.

Police encourage anyone who witnessed the collision to contact the Citrus Heights Police Department’s non-emergency line at (916) 727-5500.

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