Sacto 9-1-1
April 18, 2013
Pedestrian in fatal Fair Oaks Boulevard collison identified

A man who died Tuesday night as he walked across Fair Oaks Boulevard has been identified by the Sacramento County Coroner's Office as Veniamin Pekun, 39, of Carmichael.

A 54-year-old Carmichael woman was driving a 2001 red Ford Mustang westbound on Fair Oaks Boulevard east of Marshall Avenue about 9:15 p.m. She was traveling about 40 mph when Veniamin began to walk across the roadway directly in front of the Ford, according to a California Highway Patrol news release.

The Ford struck Pekun, causing him to be thrown into the left lane of eastbound Fair Oaks Boulevard. A second car, driven by a 56-year-old man from Fair Oaks, was unable to avoid hitting him.

CHP officials said Pekun was not crossing in a crosswalk. They said it is not known whether alcohol or drugs contributed to the incident pending a toxicology report. The collision is still under investigation.

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