A driver allegedly hit and killed a 67-year-old pedestrian while she was walking down a sidewalk next to a Laguna park on April 4th. Elk Grove police arrested the suspect near the scene and arrested him.
Micah Banks, 20, has been arrested on charges of manslaughter and a felony count of being hit and killed.
Sacramento County coroners did not identify the victim until the time of publication.
This incident was reported around 2:45 p.m. near the corner of Frye Creek Drive and Deepdale Way.
Elk Grove police spokesman Sergeant. Jason Jimenez reported that officers rushed to the scene and saw that the victim was on the sidewalk next to Merwin Rose Park when the driver veered off the road and struck her. The suspect then passed through the park and fled the scene.
Jimenez said police soon found Banks and his vehicle before they arrested him. He was later admitted to the Sacramento County Jail. The suspect was released the next day, according to prison records.
Police are still investigating the cause of the collision, Jimenez said.
This is the second fatal collision recorded in Elk Grove in the past week. On March 29, a 17-year-old driver allegedly struck a pedestrian crossing Elk Grove Boulevard near Shorelake Drive in the Lakeside area. Authorities reported that the driver was taking a passenger to a local hospital during the collision that claimed the life of 52-year-old Barton Israel Rodriguez.
Readers who have information about the April 4 incident in Rose Park can contact the Elk Grove Police Traffic Office at (916) 478-8148.
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