Pedestrian-Auto Collision near Auburn Boulevard Left 82-Year-Old Woman Dead

CITRUS HEIGHTS, CA (June 29, 2023) – Tuesday night, a pedestrian accident on Antelope Road left Vira Zheltonozhko with fatal injuries. 

The deadly collision happened at around 8:20 p.m. along eastbound Antelope Road, between Lauppe Lane and Auburn Boulevard. 

Responding officers discovered the pedestrian lying on the sidewalk with major injuries. Unfortunately, the victim was pronounced dead at the scene, despite the life-saving efforts of the first responders. 

In addition, multiple utility poles and a traffic light received significant damage from the collision.

Police said the driver involved did not sustain any injuries. At this time, it’s unknown if drugs and alcohol played a role in the incident. 

On Wednesday, the Sacramento County coroner’s office identified the deceased pedestrian as 82-year-old Vira Zheltonozhko of Citrus Heights. 

Sacramento County Officials are asking anyone with additional information about the fatal incident to contact the Citrus Heights police at 916-727-5500.

Sweet James sends out their warm and sincerest sympathies to the friends and family of Vira Zheltonozhko. May the loving memories of your loved one and the love of your family give you strength in the days ahead.

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