The California Highway Patrol said that a man from a retirement home was hit and killed by a vehicle Wednesday night when walking on Carmichael street.
John J. Maykovich, 82, was reported dead at 8:39 p.m. Wednesday, according to the Sacramento County Coroner's Office website.
CHP Officer Lizz Dutton said today that at about 8:30 p.m. Maykovich was walking eastbound on Cypress Avenue, west of Walnut Avenue, not far from the Eskaton Village retirement community where he resided.
Dutton said that Maykovich was walking a few feet into the lane when a vehicle traveling eastbound saw him at the last minute. The driver tried to maneuver around Maykovich, but there was another vehicle approaching westbound and a collision could not be avoided, said Dutton.
Dutton said that Maykovich suffered from dementia and personnel from Eskaton had been searching for him.
"He may have been making his way back to where he lived, but unfortunately he didn't make it," said Dutton.