Roseville Police detectives and Major Accident Investigation Team members are investigating a multi-car collision at the intersection of Washington and Main that took the life of a pedestrian.
At 8:04 p.m. Tuesday, August 14, Roseville Police received a call of a pickup driver who was following another vehicle closely, squealing his tires and driving in a very reckless manner in the areas of Junction Boulevard and Washington Boulevard. The caller said that the pickup driver had stopped at a recycling area on Washington Boulevard across from the Placer County Fairgrounds.
Officers responded to the recycling area and contacted the pickup driver. Suddenly he gunned his engine and started to drive away. One of the officers used his patrol car to try to block the suspect from leaving, and the suspect used his pickup to push the patrol car out of the way, then drove back onto southbound Washington Boulevard. Officers got back into their cars to follow him, and came upon him involved in a collision at the intersection of Washington and Main Street. He had collided with three other vehicles and struck an adult male pedestrian, who died at the scene.
The suspect driver and one of the other drivers were transported by ambulance to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The suspect driver was treated and released to Roseville Police custody. He’ll be booked into jail on suspicion of felony DUI and other related charges to be determined by the investigation. His name, arrest charges and booking photo will be released after the booking process has been completed.
Roseville Police detectives and RPD’s Major Accident Investigation Team are actively investigating and examining the collision scene. The intersection of Washington and Main will remain closed for several more hours; motorists are asked to take alternate routes.