Man Killed in Fatal Pedestrian Accident on West Elk Grove Avenue

ELK GROVE, CA (April 5, 2022) – Tuesday evening, a male pedestrian was fatally struck in a hit-and-run crash on Shorelake Drive.

Dispatchers received multiple reports around 8:35 p.m., about a man lying on the street with life-threatening injuries.

Investigators say the driver of a westbound vehicle struck the pedestrian, and fled the scene on West Elk Grove Avenue. In addition, the pedestrian was walking outside of a marked crosswalk at the time.

Due to the extent of his condition, the 53-year-old male victim succumbed to his injuries. Although, authorities have not yet released his identity.

A few hours after the incident, the driver of the suspect vehicle arrived at the Elk Grove Police Department. The driver, a 17-year-old boy, was arrested and booked on charges of vehicular manslaughter, hit-and-run resulting in death, and hit-and-run resulting in injury.

Following preliminary investigations, crews considered speed as a factor, although alcohol and drugs were not. Meanwhile, officials closed both directions on Elk Grove Avenue between Four Winds and East Taron.


The team at Sweet James offers their warm and sincerest sympathies to the friends and family of the deceased man. May you find comfort and strength during this difficult time.


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