SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KTXL) – The California Highway Patrol shut down part of Highway 99 in South Sacramento after a pedestrian was struck by at least five vehicles Tuesday night.
CHP officials said the unidentified victim was in the far-left southbound lane of the highway around 9:12 p.m. when the person was first struck by a Toyota Camry.
After the first hit, the victim was then “struck by at least four additional vehicles,” according to the release by CHP.
CHP said the driver of the Toyota immediately pulled over to the right shoulder after the crash and cooperated with investigators.
The crash forced all lanes of southbound Highway 99 to be closed and traffic diverted onto Mack Road for a period of time.
CHP said it is not yet known whether drugs or alcohol was a factor in the crash.
No details about the victim were released. The investigation is ongoing.