CHP Investigating 18-year-old Death as Hit-and-Run


Eighteen-year-old Brianna Norman left a Sacramento 7-11 and raced across Madison Avenue near Auburn Boulevard, according to witnesses. They say she may have been trying to catch a bus. But according to CHP, she never made it across the street.

At around 4:30 p.m., CHP says a 47-year-old female driver in a 2005 gray Nissan Pathfinder hit Norman.

"We don't know if she was killed instantly or on her way to the hospital. She was transported to Mercy San Juan where she was pronounced dead," said CHP PIO Chad Hertzell.

Some witnesses reported that a red vehicle also hit the woman, but left the scene.

"We're going to investigate it as a hit and run at this time but it is quite apparent to us that the cause of death is going to be the [gray] Nissan pathfinder," said Hertzell.

CHP plans to look for surveillance video in the area.

They will also be conducting a toxicology report on the teen to see if she was under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

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