Man in highway killed by car |

Man in highway killed by car

A 21-year-old man died May 4 after a woman driving a 1989 Jeep hit him in the eastbound lane of Highway 28 in Carnelian Bay, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The accident occurred at approximately 8:50 p.m. at the intersection of Agate when an unidentified 27-year-old Tahoe City woman hit the unidentified pedestrian male, who was standing in the middle of the eastbound lane, according to a CHP report.

The front of the vehicle, which was traveling 40 to 45 mph, struck the pedestrian, propelling him east. He sustained fatal injuries as a result of the collision and was pronounced dead by North Tahoe Fire District paramedics while en route to Tahoe Forest Hospital.

The collision is still under investigation, but CHP Officer Steve Skeen said there is no indication that alcohol was involved in the accident. No arrests were made, he said.

An autopsy on the pedestrian will be conducted in Auburn.

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