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One Person Dead Following Vehicle-Pedestrian Collision in Linda

One person is dead after a vehicle hit a pedestrian in Linda early this morning.

Posted: Sep 7, 2018 10:37 AM

LINDA, Calif. - One person is dead following a vehicle-pedestrian collision in Linda early this morning. 

The incident occurred at approximately 2:45 a.m. on Sept. 7, according to Yuba Sutter California Highway Patrol. 

According to the release, a 31-year-old pedestrian was sitting in the slow lane of N. Beale Road west of Avondale Avenue. 

Rafael Murillo Herrera, 44, of Olivehurst, was driving eastbound on N. Beale Road, west of Avondale Avenue, when he observed what he believed to be trash bags in the roadway. He then slowed the vehicle but collided into the pedestrian. 

Herrera pulled over to the right shoulder and made contact with two witnesses who had stopped in the street on N. Beale Road. 

He observed a body lying in the roadway where he had earlier believed trash bags to be and 9-1-1 immediately. 

The pedestrian was pronounced deceased at the scene by Paramedics from Bi-County Ambulance. He has not been positively identified at this time. 

It is unknown if drugs or alcohol are a factor in this collision. 

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