Fatal Pedestrian Accident Highway 162 (Oroville Dam Boulevard West), State Route 99

 Fatal Pedestrian Accident Highway 162 (Oroville Dam Boulevard West), State Route 99

Pedestrian Struck, Killed on Highway 162

OROVILLE, Calif. (Sept. 5, 2023) — A fatal pedestrian accident on Highway 162 also known as Oroville Dam Boulevard West happened Tuesday at Highway 99 between Richvale and Oroville.

The traffic fatality occurred around 6:08 a.m. on Sept. 5th, just before the bridge to the Monument Hill area, according to the California Highway Patrol.

CHP officers reported a black Toyota Tacoma pickup truck driven by Zer Khang of Oroville struck the female victim in the westbound lane of the roadway. The woman was thrown into the eastbound lanes and the motorist pulled over and called 911 for help.

Second Driver Hits Pedestrian, Flees

Meanwhile, a second vehicle, described as a white Hyundai, also struck the victim as it headed eastbound on SR-162. Police believe the second vehicle caused fatal injuries to the pedestrian.

However, the white Hyundai stopped briefly before its driver left the scene.

The Butte County Fire Department sent paramedics to the scene to help the injured pedestrian, but sadly the person died following the collision.

The report did not mention the victim’s gender, age or identity.

Meanwhile, police issued a SigAlert and closed down Highway 162 between Highway 99 and Larkin Road.

Finally, investigators are working to determine fault for the Oroville pedestrian accident on Highway 162.

The Oroville Area CHP requests that anyone who has information, witnessed the event, or was involved in this collision, please contact CHP Dispatch at 530-332-1200 and reference Log # 19 from 09/05/2023.

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Source: CHP Incident: 00019

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