SACRAMENTO, Calif. — An employee who was doing contract work for Caltrans was struck and killed by a vehicle on Highway 99 in Sacramento on Monday night.
The crash happened around 9 p.m. on the northbound side of Highway 99 near 21st Avenue. Authorities shut down the far-right lane and the exit to Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in the area for several hours while crews responded to the crash.
Caltrans identified the victim as 47-year-old Troy Jacob Lohuis, who was an employee with Highway Specialty Company in North Highlands.
According to investigators, Lohuis was setting up a lane closure sign when he was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver. Investigators say the driver went into the shoulder and struck Lohuis. They did not say whether or not the crash was accidental or intentional.
The crash is being investigated by the California Highway Patrol’s South Sacramento division. According to CHP, the suspect was driving a pickup, possibly a 2015 to 2018 Ford F-150. The truck may have damage to its right side and is missing its side-view mirror.
Anyone with information about this crash is asked to call CHP at 916-897-5600.