SONOMA COUNTY, Calif. (KRON) – One person is dead and another severely injured after they were hit by a vehicle in Penngrove, a census-designated place near Santa Rosa, the California Highway Patrol told KRON4 News.
The two pedestrians were crossing Hatchery Road in front of 5736 Old Redwood Highway in Sonoma County on Sunday evening when they were struck by the vehicle. CHP says they received a call for the collision at 7:56 p.m. Upon arrival, officers located the two victims; a male and a female.
The CHP said a Hyundai occupied by two people was traveling northbound on Old Redwood Highway. Earlier reports had incorrectly identified the make of the vehicle involved. The pair of pedestrians were walking from a parking lot of an establishment across the street when they were struck.
The male succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. The female was was transported to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital and hospitalized with major injuries. The occupants of the Hyundai were not injured and the driver was not under the influence of drugs or alcohol, the CHP confirmed to KRON4.
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“The pedestrians crossed the road in the dark with no lighting and no crosswalk,” a CHP representative told KRON4. “The crash is still under investigation.”
The victims in the crash have not been identified but the CHP has confirmed that both were from Sebastopol. The male who passed away was 73. The female who was hospitalized is 66.
The driver of the vehicle remained on scene and cooperated with CHP officers. After further investigation, no arrests were made.