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Man released from jail fatally struck by vehicle hours later

Updated April 26, 3:28 p.m.–
A 59-year-old man who was fatally struck by a vehicle in Citrus Heights on April 24 has been identified by the Sacramento County Coroner’s Office as Steve Bosick of Auburn, who had been released from jail earlier the same day.

According to Placer County Sheriff’s Office Spokeswoman Dena Erwin, Bosick had been released from the Placer County Jail “sometime after 1:20 p.m.” on April 24, after being booked in jail the prior day on charges of being drunk in public.

The fatal collision occurred about eight hours later on Old Auburn Road near Sunrise Boulevard, with Citrus Heights police stating in a news release that responding officers found Bosick in the roadway just after 9:45 p.m. Sunday. Bosick had injuries “consistent with being struck by a vehicle,” and was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Although still under investigation, police said neither alcohol nor speed appear to be a factor in the collision. The driver involved was also cooperative with the investigation, according to police.

Anyone who may have witnessed the collision is encouraged to contact the Citrus Heights Police Department Traffic Unit’s Officer Barron at 916-727-5500.

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