A 79-year-old woman died this evening after she was struck by a vehicle while attending a vigil at the site of a fatal Sunday morning crash.
Sacramento police spokeswoman Officer Michele Gigante said the woman was crossing in the 100 block of El Camino Avenue near Western Avenue in North Sacramento shortly after 8 p.m.to place flowers at the site of a vigil being held nearby when she was hit by an SUV traveling westbound on El Camino.
Gigante said the man driving the SUV stopped and is cooperating with police. She said alcohol does not apear to be a factor.
The woman's name has not been released pending notification of family.
Gigante said about 15 family members were attending the vigil for the victims of the Sunday morning crash.
One man, identified on the Sacramento County coroner's website as Demaris James Hinton Ingram, 30, died in the Sunday collision on El Caminro Avenue near Colfax Street. He was one of four men traveling westbound on El Camino in a sport utility vehicle about 3:45 a.m. when it was struck from behind by a sedan traveling at high speed. The collision caused the SUV to spin out and hit a tree, ejecting two passengers who were riding in the back seat.
Ingram died at the scene. The other ejected passenger and a front-seat passenger were taken to area hospitals. The driver of the SUV did not require medical attention.
The driver of the sedan, identified by police as Reena Ashlie Sanchez, 24, also was taken to a hospital. She was later released and booked into Sacramnto County Jail on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and child endangerment. Police said Sanchez's children, who were strapped into their car seats in the back of the vehicle at the time of the crash, were treated at a local hospital and released to the custody of Child Protective Services.