Pedestrian Killed After Being Struck By Pickup Truck Friday Morning

A man was struck and killed by a pickup truck on South Bonnyview Road Friday morning, according to Redding Police. Police say that officers were called to the area near the I-5 overpass at about 6:45AM by the driver of a GMC 2500 pickup. The unidentified driver told dispatchers that he had struck a pedestrian. Police say the pickup was traveling eastbound east of the intersection with Bechelli Lane, and the driver was pulling into the left hand turn lane, when he said a dark object darted in front of his pickup. The driver was unable to stop in time, and the pickup struck the unidentified 64-year-old man. Police say the pedestrian was attempting to cross South Bonnyview outside of a marked crosswalk. The victim was taken to Mercy Medical Center, where he succumbed to his injuries. Anyone who may have witnessed the collision is urged to contact the RPD Traffic Unit.