Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Pedestrian Jumping In and Out of Traffic Along State Route 20 in Lake County Dies After Being Struck


A tragic circumstance is unfolding on Highway 20 in the Lake County town of Nice after a vehicle struck a pedestrian that was reportedly jumping in and out of traffic resulting in the individual’s death.

Scanner traffic and the California Highway Patrol Traffic Incident Information page indicate at approximately 10:23 p.m. initial reports emerged that an elderly white male adult was jumping in and out of the eastbound lane of Highway 20. At 10:35 p.m., the pedestrian was reportedly struck.

Dispatch was able to provide responding officers with a description of the vehicle that struck the man. By 10:36 p.m. dispatch informed responding officers that the man’s body was lying in the roadway.

Lake County Sheriff’s Office is responding to the scene and the incident log has been removed from the California Highway Patrol Traffic Incident Information page, a common practice when an incident results in a fatality.

Please remember that this story is unfolding. Information is being reported as we gather it. However, some of the information coming from witnesses and initial official reports could be wrong. We will do our best to get the facts but, in the case that something is inaccurate, we will update with correct information as soon as we can.

Please remember this map is an approximation of the incident’s location as provided by the CHP Traffic Incident Information Page



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Matt LaFever
Matt LaFeverhttps://mendofever.com/
I like to think of myself as a reporter for the Average Joe. Journalism has become a craft defined largely by city dwellers on America's coasts. It’s time to take it back. I have been an Emerald Triangle resident since 2006 and this is year ten in Mendocino County. Please, email me at matthewplafever@gmail.com if you know a story that needs to be told.

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