A pedestrian was killed early Monday morning in a hit-and-run accident on Victorian Avenue just east of Kietzke Lane, Sparks police reported.
Police said officers found the male victim, a 55-year-old Sparks resident, in in the bike lane of eastbound Victorian Avenue after receiving a call of a man down in the road at about 3 a.m. Monday. The victim, police said, appeared to be walking in the bike lane close to the sidewalk and was struck from behind by a vehicle.
The victim’s name was being withheld pending notification of relatives. His suffered major trauma to the upper body and head and was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.
Police said it is not known if drugs or alcohol were involved. Police urged witnesses or anyone with information to call detectives at 353-2225 or call Secret Witness.