Sara J. Gutshall, 82, hit by car and killed when crossing outside of cross walk in Orangevale, CA

Modified Date: 
Thu, 09/18/2014 - 9:42am
Accident Date: 
Wednesday, September 17, 2014

82-year-old woman struck, killed by vehicle in Orangevale

Authorities said that a 19-year-old driver was in a Chrysler 300M traveling westbound on Central Avenue when he struck the woman.


According to the California Highway Patrol, the woman, later identified as 82-year-old Sara J. Gutshall, was struck while crossing Central Avenue, east of Trajan Drive Tuesday at approximately 6:30 p.m.
The elderly woman was transported to Mercy San Juan Hospital with severe head and internal injuries and was later pronounced dead. The 19-year-old driver claims not to have seen the woman as the sun was setting and the woman was not in a marked cross walk. Police believe the driver was going the speed limit and not under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
People Involved: 
Sara J. Gutshall
Central Avenue

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