Just before 1 A.M. Monday, the Sacramento Fire and Police Departments responded to reports of an Auto vs Pedestrian, hit and run incident on J Street between 28th and 29th Streets.
Bystanders tell PSN that they witnessed a female transient crawling across J Street when they saw a blue Dodge Ram pickup truck run her over.
Bystanders stated that some ladies yelled at the occupants of the truck to stop, that they just ran her over, but they took off eastbound on J Street.
Bystanders began CPR and paramedics took over when they arrived on scene.
Despite everyone's lifesaving efforts, she was declared deceased on scene.
J Street is closed from 28th Street as officers investigate and search for the pickup truck.
THE FOLLOWING IS A DIRECT REPOST FROM THE SACRAMENTO POLICE DEPARTMENT’s MEDIA RELEASE
Fatal Hit-and-Run Collision Investigation – J Street and 29th Street
On Monday, November 1 just before 12:45 a.m., Sacramento Police Department patrol officers responded to the area of J Street and 29th Street regarding a report of a collision involving a vehicle and a pedestrian. When officers arrived on scene, they located a female adult subject lying in the roadway with serious injuries. Despite efforts to render aid, the victim was pronounced deceased at the scene by responding fire personnel. The involved vehicle fled the scene prior to police arrival.
Due to the circumstances, crime scene investigators and detectives from the Sacramento Police Department Major Collision Investigation Unit responded to take over the investigation. Detectives and CSI personnel processed the scene and conducted a thorough canvass of the area for evidence and witnesses. This investigation is still in its early stages and there is no suspect information to provide at this time.
The Sacramento County Coroner’s Office will release the identity of the victim after next of kin have been notified.
The Sacramento Police Department encourages any witnesses with information regarding this investigation to contact the dispatch center at (916) 808-5471 or Sacramento Valley Crime Stoppers at (916) 443-HELP (4357). Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward up to $1,000. Anonymous tips can also be submitted using the free “P3 Tips” smartphone app.
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