On October 30, 2020, at approximately 7:04 pm, The California Highway Patrol (CHP) received a call of a vehicle vs. pedestrian collision on northbound Watt Avenue south of Elverta Road.

CHP officers responded to the collision scene and learned that a 40-year old female out of Sacramento was in the northbound bike lane heading in a southerly direction on Watt Avenue and was struck by possibly a red Dodge pickup truck traveling northbound on Watt Avenue.

Immediately after the collision, the vehicle fled the scene.


Sacramento Metropolitan Fire Department (SMFD) personnel arrived at the scene of the collision and pronounced the victim deceased at 7:21 pm.

The Dodge pickup was last seen traveling in a northerly direction on Watt Avenue towards Elverta Road.  There are witnesses to this collision, and its cause is under investigation.

Investigators at the North Sacramento Area CHP office are looking for a Dodge Pickup truck (possibly ½ ton, RAM 1500), red in color, between the year makes of 2015-2019.  The Dodge pickup truck is believed to have damage on the right front passenger side near the headlight and grille area.  The picture shows a similar model and is used only for reference.

Any persons who may have witnessed this collision or who can provide any additional information regarding this collision or vehicle in question should call Officer Greg Zumstein at the North Sacramento Area CHP office at (916) 348-2317, or by cell phone at (916) 798-0975.  Follow us on Twitter @CHPNSac, Facebook.com/chpnorthsac, Instagram @chpnorthsac, or Nextdoor.

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Born and raised in Rio Linda, graduate of Rio Linda High School, and resident for most of the last 50 years. Committee Chair for the Rio Linda Elverta Visions Committee, announcer for the Rio Linda Little League Parade, Keeper of the Archway Lights, and outspoken advocate for the community.