Pedestrian killed in vehicle incident

The location at Main and W. 9th Street where the pedestrian was reported fatally struck by a vehicle.

The location at Main and W. 9th Street where the pedestrian was reported fatally struck by a vehicle.

Carolyn Allen

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A vehicle fatally struck a pedestrian on Main and Ninth Streets near downtown Chico.

At 7:14 a.m. the Chico Police Dispatch Center received a 911 call that a vehicle had collided with a pedestrian. The pedestrian was transported to Enloe Medical Center, where he later died due to severe injury, according to a news release.

The Chico Police Department’s Major Incident Team or MAIT responded to the incident and conducted an investigation of the scene.

At this time, impairment of the driver does not appear to be present. However police say it is unknown if it was a factor in the pedestrian.

According to Chico Police, during the investigation, E. 9th St between Main and Broadway was closed for approximately four hours.

The identity of the victim is still being withheld while waiting for confirmation and notification of next-of-kin.

Chico Police is looking for anyone who may have witnessed the incident. Witnesses are encouraged to call the Chico Police Department at 897- 4910.

Carolyn Allen can be reached at[email protected] or @callen48 on Twitter.

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