Hit-and-run Bicycle Fatality
A 40-year-old Rio Linda man was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver on Sunday, October 4, 2015, according to California Highway Patrol (CHP).
This tragedy happened at about 8:55 p.m. on Elkhorn Boulevard a little east of 14th Street.
The man was headed eastbound while walking his bicycle with his wife on a dark section of Elkhorn Boulevard. He is said to have been utilizing the bike lane on the south portion of the roadway when an unknown car and driver traveled into the bike lane striking and killing him, according to CHP. The man’s wife was not injured.
At this point, there is no identification available of the driver or the make and model of the vehicle. CHP investigators are looking for the driver who left the scene of the accident.
If you have information regarding this hit-and-run bicycle fatality, the CHP is requesting that you please use the information below to help investigators solve the crime:
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North Sacramento Area
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