A pedestrian died Friday night after being hit by multiple vehicles on a roadway near the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, southeast of Marysville.
In a news release, the California Highway Patrol’s Yuba-Sutter Unit said that a 45-year-old man was walking about 8:17 p.m. on Forty Mile Road south of Rosser Road, near the casino.
As he walked north in the No. 2 lane, he was hit by a 66-year-old Rio Oso woman driving a 1996 Toyota T100 pickup truck headed south on Forty Mile Road.
The man suffered major injuries and another driver — a 55-year-old Marysville woman — brought her Toyota Highlander to a stop in the road in an attempt to block other traffic from hitting him.
However, a 60-year-old Elverta woman in a Chevrolet S10 pickup truck crashed into the back of the Highlander, pushing it forward and striking the victim again.
The pedestrian died at the scene before first responders could arrive, according to CHP.
Investigators said there are no streets lights in the area and there was heavy fog at the time. Visibility was limited in certain areas to about 50 to 100 feet, according to the CHP. Alcohol and drugs were not a factor with any of the involved drivers.
The driver of the Toyota pickup was not injured in the crash. The driver of the Highlander suffered moderate injuries and was taken to Adventist Health and Rideout hospital. The driver of the Chevrolet pickup suffered moderate injuries as well, but was not taken to a hospital by first responders.
The man’s identity is under investigation by the Yuba County Sheriff-Coroner. The Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone who believes they might know the man to call dispatchers at 530-749-7777.