ISLETON, CA - The Sacramento County Coroner's Office released the names of two people struck and killed on Lower Andrus Road south of Isleton Wednesday night.
They were Marlene Vicente, 23, from Bellingham, Calif., and Manuel Cardenas, 20, from Isleton.
The driver of a Ford Escape told the California Highway Patrol he was driving southbound just after 9 p.m. when he suddenly hit two people who were sitting in the middle of the road.
Both individuals were caught under the SUV. Their bodies had to be removed by firefighters.
According to the CHP, there were beer cans on the road where the pair were hit and investigators believe they may have been drinking as they sat on the road.
The driver was not detained and was not expected to face any charges.