Fatal crash on Highway 99, Oct. 15, 2013. Photo courtesy Dean Carl.
SACRAMENTO COUNTY, CA - A man was killed Tuesday morning when he left his pick-up truck to retrieve items that had fallen out and was hit by another vehicle.
The collision was on northbound Highway 99 near Dillard Road. California Highway Patrol Officer Michael Bradley said the man was in the highway center divide and traffic was slowing. A woman driving a gray Volkswagen swerved into the center divide and struck the man, killing him. This was just before 10 a.m.
No names have been released and it wasn't known yet if alcohol or drugs played a part or whether there would be charges.
Highway 99 was fully reopened about 11:45 a.m.