THIS IS A DIRECT REPOST FROM THE CHP MEDIA RELEASE
On January 19, 2020 at approximately 12:35 am, The California Highway Patrol (CHP) received a call of a vehicle vs. pedestrian collision on Walerga Road southbound, just south of Elverta Road.
CHP officers responded to the collision scene and learned that a 65-year old male out of Sacramento, was walking in a westerly direction through southbound lanes of traffic and was struck by a 1999 Toyota Corolla traveling southbound on Walerga Road.
Sacramento Metropolitan Fire Department (SMFD) personnel arrived at the scene of the collision and pronounced the 65-year old male deceased at 12:44 am.
The driver of the Toyota Corolla (25-year old male out of Rocklin) remained on scene, cooperated with investigating officers, and was subsequently arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol at 1:14 am.
The southbound lanes of Walerga Road were closed at approximately 12:40 am until 1:56 am to investigate the collision and scene processing.
Witnesses remained on scene and the cause of the collision is under investigation.
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