The Sacramento County Coroner's Office has released the name of the man and woman who were hit and killed in the road near Walnut Grove Wednesday night.
They were identified as Marlene Vicente, 23, of Bellingham, Wash., and Manuel N. Cardenas, 20, of Isleton.
A CHP spokesman said a motorist driving a Ford Escape was traveling on Andrus Island Road just south of Walnut Grove when the two, who were either sitting or walking in the roadway, were hit by the vehicle.
Vicente and Cardenas died at the scene. They were pronounced dead at about 9:45 p.m. Wednesday.
The driver saw Vicente and Cardenas at the last second on the darkened roadway and could not stop.