83-Year-Old Man Struck & Killed by Vehicle in Citrus Heights 

Investigators are working to determine the cause of a fatal pedestrian accident that occurred on Sunday evening. 

An eldelry man was hit and killed by a vehicle in Citrus Heights on the Interstate 80 Freeway.

The coroner identified the victim as Mykola Khmelchenko, 83, of Sacramento. 

Per reports, the fatal crash happened around 6:10 p.m. on December 19th. 

At this time it is unclear what led to the man being struck. 

The involved driver stopped at the scene and was also fully cooperative with authorities. 

JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Mykola Khmelchenko. 

According to statistics, there was a 26% increase in pedestrian deaths in California from 2014-2018.

In addition, California’s pedestrian fatality rate is about 25% higher than the national average.

Tips for pedestrians: 

  • Always be aware of your surroundings
  • Avoid distractions (use of headphones, cell phone) 
  • Obey traffic laws & signals
  • Always use crosswalk
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