Police: Pedestrian struck, killed by oncoming vehicle

Jan 17, 2015 10:45 AM by News Staff

A man is dead after he was struck by an oncoming vehicle late Friday night.

Chico police responded to an incident at the intersection of West Fifth and Walnut streets around 9:40 p.m. Officers found an 18-year-old man lying in the intersection. The unidentified male was transported to a local hospital. He died later that evening.

Police investigations showed that the driver of the vehicle, a Honda Pilot SUV, was travelling north on Walnut Street. Investigators determined that the Honda was going the posted speed and had a green light. The victim attempted to cross the street against a red light and was struck. The driver said he did not see the pedestrian.

Police closed the intersection for approximately two and a half hours to conduct the investigation.


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