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Roseville woman dies after being struck by a vehicle on Foothills Blvd

At 7:08 p.m. Monday, March 23, Roseville police and fire personnel responded to a collision  on the northbound Foothills Boulevard overpass, between Roseville Road and Denio Loop.  The decedent, Dawn Rachael Nelson, 34, of Roseville, was a passenger in a 1990 Nissan Maxima that had apparently ran out of gas on the overpass. Ms. Nelson and two other passengers were pushing the vehicle when Ms. Nelson was struck from behind by a northbound 1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee, driven by a 17-year-old male from Antelope.  Ms. Nelson was transported by ambulance to Sutter Roseville Medical Center, where she was later pronounced dead.

The northbound lanes of the overpass were closed for approximately five hours while investigators examined the scene. The collision is being investigated by the Roseville Police Department’s Major Accident Investigation Team.

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