Sacto 9-1-1
October 22, 2013
Elderly Sacramento woman killed in auto-pedestrian accident

An elderly Sacramento woman was killed Monday night when she was hit by a car as she was walking on a dark street in the Arden Arcade area.

The Sacramento Coroner's Office identified the woman as Rosemarie Jitner, 75.

At 7 p.m., Monday, a Toyota Camry was traveling north on the far right lane of Eastern Avenue, just south of Fitch Way, when it hit an elderly woman walking on the right side of the road. The vehicle was going 40 mph at the time.

"She (the driver) doesn't see the lady," said Officer Lizz Dutton, a spokeswoman for the California Highway Patrol. "She hits her and doesn't know it's a person. She thinks it's a garbage bag."

Jitner was wearing dark clothing at the time, and there are no street lights in the area.

The collision threw Jitner to the ground, but the driver, whose name was not released, stopped.

CHP investigators are still trying to determine where Jitner was walking when she got hit, as there is no sidewalk in the area, but there is a bike lane that she may have been using.

"She was walking northbound, the same way as traffic," said Dutton. "Another witness in the number one lane (the lane to the left of the far right lane) didn't see her either."

No charges have been filed against the driver.

"There was no drugs or alcohol in the driver," said Dutton.

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