Suspected DUI driver arrested for running red light, killing pedestrian in South Sacramento

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Sacramento police said they have arrested a suspected DUI driver who went through a red light at Stockton Boulevard and Lawrence Drive, then hit a minivan and killed a pedestrian.

According to police, 76-year-old Edward Johnson is suspected of driving under the influence as he ran a red light Wednesday afternoon.

Johnson’s sedan struck a minivan before hitting a man who was walking at the intersection, police said.

The pedestrian was taken to a local hospital where he died.

Both Johnson and his passenger sustained minor injuries and were also hospitalized.

Police said Johnson has since been booked into the Sacramento County Main Jail and faces felony charges of DUI and vehicular manslaughter.


Original story below:

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KTXL) — A pedestrian involved in a crash on Stockton Boulevard in South Sacramento died after being taken to the hospital.

The driver was also taken to the hospital. The driver’s injuries are not known, but they are expected to survive.

Sacramento police had closed Stockton Boulevard from 21st Avenue to Fruitridge Road after the incident.

Police have not said how the crash happened.

This story is developing. Check back for updates.

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