According to a Sacramento Regional Transit spokesperson, the woman walked into the path of an oncoming train around 5:30 Friday evening.
The conductor said the woman, later identified as 56-year-old Yong S. Day, appeared to be distracted as she was struggling to keep her hood on, which may be attributed to the wind and rain at the time of the tragic accident.
The conductor immediately hit the brakes upon seeing the woman, but was unable to stop the train in time.
SACRAMENTO, CA – The teenager who was shot and killed Christmas night has been identified.
According to the Sacramento Coroner, the victim was 15-year-old Brayan Castanon of Sacramento.
The Sacramento Police Department was called to the 7400 block of 29th Street around 9:44 p.m. Wednesday after receiving reports of a shooting.
When officers arrived they found Castanon suffering from a gunshot wound and he was rushed to an area hospital in critical condition, where he later died.
As officers continued their investigation it was discovered that there were multiple victims struck by gunfire.
Medical staff at a local hospital notified police of a teenage victim with a non-life threatening gunshot wound. It was later determined to be related to the incident on 29th Street.
A short time later, a third teenaged shooting victim was found in the area of the scene and taken to the hospital by police and treated for a non-life threatening gunshot wound.
According to witnesses, the victims were with a group of teens who were approached by two suspects on foot. A verbal argument ensued and both suspects pulled guns and started firing at the group. The suspects are believed to be adults.
No arrests have been made and Sacramento Police Homicide Detectives and Crimes Scene Investigators are actively working the case.
The Sacramento Police Department urges anyone with information pertaining to this crime to contact the dispatch center at (916) 264-5471 or Crime Alert at (916) 443-HELP (4357) or text in a tip to 274637 (CRIMES). Enter SACTIP followed by the tip information. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.A teenager who was shot on Christmas day in a south Sacramento neighborhood died Saturday.
CITRUS HEIGHTS, CA – A Roseville teen has been identified as the victim of a deadly stabbing that occurred on Tuesday night in Citrus Heights.
According to Citrus Heights police, the stabbing occurred around 4:15 p.m. Tuesday at a home in the 7500 block of Auburn Blvd, near Old Auburn Blvd. Officers were called to the scene about a fight, but friends transported the victim to another location.
Emergency personnel located 18-year-old Wade Isaiah Shingu suffering from a major stab wound. He was rushed to a local hospital where he later died.
Shingu was with friends at the home when the fight broke out.
Detectives are still trying to determine who was responsible for the stabbing and why the fight broke out.
DAVIS, CA – A woman who was struck and killed by an Amtrak train at the Davis station on Sunday has been identified as a Vallejo Resident.
On Sunday evening 29-year-old Andrea Laurette Mrotz was struck by an Amtrak train. Mrotz was a UC Davis graduate and the leader of the Vallejo Benicia arm of the Label GMOs organization.
Mrotz graduated from the University of California, Davis in 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in microbiology.
According to Amtrak officials, the accident occurred just after 7 p.m. Sunday when a Capitol Corridor train carrying 314 passengers and crew was pulling into the Davis station.
Mrotz was crossing from one side of the station platform to the other when she was hit by the train. The investigation is being conducted by Union Pacific Railroad.
SACRAMENTO, CA – The bicyclist that was struck and killed by a vehicle Thursday night in Carmichael has been identified.
According to the Sacramento Coroner’s website, the man killed Thursday night while riding his bike along El Camino Avenue was 21-year-old Richard Aaron Leeper.
The California Highway Patrol said the driver of the vehicle that struck Leeper was heading east on El Camino Avenue near Laurence Avenue around 8 p.m., when the vehicle hit the cyclist. Leeper was heading in the same direction near the shoulder of the road when the accident occurred.
It was dark at the time of the collision and Leeper was not equipped with any lights, or wearing a helmet.
The driver said they swerved to try and avoid the rider, but didn’t see Leeper until it was too late. The driver crashed into a light pole, but no one was injured in the vehicle.
SACRAMENTO, CA – A bicyclist was struck and killed by a vehicle Thursday night in Carmichael.
The CHP said the driver of the vehicle was heading east on El Camino Avenue near Laurence Avenue around 8 p.m., when the vehicle hit the cyclist. The cyclist was heading in the same direction near the shoulder of the road when the accident occurred.
It was dark at the time of the collision and the rider was not equipped with any lights, or wearing a helmet.
The driver said they swerved to try and avoid the rider, but didn’t see them until it was too late. The driver crashed into a light pole, but no one was injured in the vehicle.
The cyclist is believed to have been in their 20′s.
SACRAMENTO, CA – The cyclist killed on Monday morning along Stockton Blvd has been identified as 59-year-old James Glendon Combis of Sacramento.
Combis was struck and killed after he unexpectedly turned into traffic on Monday morning along Stockton Blvd near Quinta Court.
According to the California Highway Patrol, Combis was riding his bike on Stockton Blvd at around 6:30 a.m. Monday, when a Chevrolet Tahoe hit him after he veered into traffic.
The driver of the SUV attempted to stop, but could not avoid a collision. Combis was thrown from his bike and landed in the street, suffering major injuries. He was not wearing a helmet.
Combis was rushed to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
ORANGEVALE, CA – The man shot and killed early Tuesday morning in Orangevale has been identified as 32-year-old Lester Steven Fish.
The Sacramento Sheriff’s Department received numerous calls for shots fired in the area of Central Avenue and Main Avenue in Orangevale at around 4:10 a.m. Tuesday morning.
When deputies arrived they discovered Lester in the middle of the street with a fatal gunshot wound, and his friend with a bullet graze to his ear.
The two men were walking a dog in the area when they were approached by two other men. Words were exchanged and one of the men pulled a gun and started firing at the dog walkers.
Update: According to investigators the pair likely knew their assailant and apparently the two were not walking a dog, as the surviving victim originally claimed.
Anyone with information pertaining to this incident is asked to call the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at (916)874-5115. Tip information may also be left anonymously at www.sacsheriff.com, by texting to 274637 (CRIMES) and entering the keyword SSD, or by calling (916) 874-TIPS (8477).
ORANGEVALE, CA – A man was shot and killed early this morning and another wounded.
According to the Sacramento Sheriff’s Department, they received numerous calls for shots fired in the area of Central Avenue and Main Avenue in Orangevale at around 4:10 a.m.
When deputies arrived they discovered one man in his 30′s in the middle of the street with a fatal gunshot wound, and another man with a bullet graze to his ear.
The two men were walking a dog in the area when they were approached by two other men. Words were exchanged and one of the men pulled out a gun and started firing at the dog walkers.
The California Highway Patrol is on scene assisting with traffic control. The intersection remains closed at this time.
No other details were available.
SACRAMENTO, CA – A man was shot and killed outside of a gas station in the Del Paso area of Sacramento County on Saturday night.
According to the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department, deputies responded to a gas station in the 2100 block of El Camino Avenue at approximately 11:30 p.m. Saturday after receiving reports of shots fired.
Deputies responded and discovered a man in his 30’s, later identified as 33-year-old Jesus Antonio Macias of Sacramento, lying on the ground outside the Beacons gas station.
Macias had suffered a fatal gunshot wound to his upper body and was unresponsive. Deputies attempted to resuscitate Macias, but he succumbed to his injury and was pronounced dead by Fire Department personnel.
Anyone having information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at (916) 874-5115. Tip information may also be left anonymously at http://www.sacsheriff.com, by texting to 274637 (CRIMES) and entering the keyword ‘SSD’, or by calling (916) 874-TIPS (8477).