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Wheatland: Deadly Pedestrian Accident on Forty Mile Road

Wheatland: Deadly Pedestrian Accident on Forty Mile Road

Man Killed in Hit-and-Run Collision Near Hard Rock Hotel and Casino

Wheatland, CA (May 16, 2023) – A pedestrian died following a suspected hit-and-run crash that occurred on Forty Mile Road Friday night, May 12, the Kuba Radio News reported.

Fatal Pedestrian Accident in Wheatland

Our sources indicated officers received calls about an unconscious person found lying on the east shoulder of Forty Mile Road, just south of Highway 65. When emergency crews arrived at the location, near the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Wheatland, they immediately rendered aid to the victim. Responding paramedics performed life-saving efforts to the elderly man but the sadly succumbed to his injuries and passed away at the scene. Authorities said the 78-year-old Olivehurst man suffered fatal injuries consistent to being hit by a car. Pending confirmation and notification of next of kin, the name of the deceased remained undsiclosed.

Investigators believed the hit-and-run suspect was driving a 2016 or newer white Chevy Malibu. According to the article published online, the motorist fled the crash site heading north on Highway 65.

At this time, investigators continue to gather information to identify and locate the hit-and-run suspect in the deadly accident that happened on Forty Mile Road in Wheatland.

Source: Kuba Radio News


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