At 6:02 p.m. on October 6, 2017, the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department Communication Center began receiving 911 calls regarding a male being struck by a vehicle near the intersection of Mather Field Road and International Drive in the City of Rancho Cordova. Additional callers indicated the victim was crossing the street in his wheelchair, travelling across Mather Field Road.
Officers from the Rancho Cordova Police Department immediately responded to the scene. Upon arrival, officers located the victim and found he had sustained major injuries. Officers immediately began life saving measures in an attempt to aid the victim.
Personnel from the Sacramento Metro Fire Department arrived on-scene and pronounced the victim deceased. At this time, the victim has been identified as a male in his 60’s from Rancho Cordova.
The driver of the vehicle that struck the victim remained at the scene and is cooperating with investigators. Investigators are in the process of conducting the accident investigation and interviewing witnesses in an attempt to determine what caused the collision. At this time it appears the victim was travelling within the crosswalk.
The identity of the victim in this case will be made available by the Sacramento County Coroner’s office, after notification has been made to his next of kin.
Sergeant Shaun Hampton
Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department/
Rancho Cordova Police Department