36-Year-Old Yia Thao Fatally Struck by Car on Florin Road near 55th Street
SACRAMENTO, CA (December 9, 2019) – Authorities identified 36-year-old Yia Thao of Sacramento as the pedestrian killed in a crash on Florin Road, Monday morning.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the incident happened at about 5:00 AM. Due to unknown reasons, a pedestrian walked directly in front of the path of a 2013 GMC near 55th Street. The driver was not able to avoid the collision and struck the victim.
Emergency responders pronounced Thao dead at the scene. Meanwhile, the driver of the SUV, identified as a 58-year-old Sacramento woman, remained and cooperated with investigators.
CHP officers continue to investigate the cause of the fatal crash. Authorities will release additional information once it becomes available.
We at Sweet James extend our sincerest sympathies to the family and friends of Yia Thao. Our thoughts and prayers are with them during this trying time.
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