SACRAMENTO – A woman walking with her 2-year-old child in south Sacramento was struck and killed by a drunk driver who fled the scene Thursday evening, according to authorities.
California Highway Patrol officer Michael Bradley said Tocoh Fidel, 27, was driving a Toyota westbound on 47th Ave. near Kiessig Ave. around 5:50 p.m. At the same time, a woman was walking eastbound on the sidewalk with her child. Due to Fidel's intoxication, he allowed his vehicle to drift onto the sidewalk where he hit the woman.
The force of the impact propelled the woman into the roadway.
Fidel then lost control of the car and crossed into the eastbound lanes where he collided with a vehicle and hit an electrical pole. A third vehicle traveling eastbound could not stop and rear-ended the car hit by Fidel, Bradley said.