Magalia Man Fatally Hit While Crossing Skyway

POSTED: 3:46 PM Nov 26 2012
MAGALIA, Calif. -

A Magalia man was fatally hit while trying to cross Skyway Rd. near Wycliff Way right before 1 p.m. on Monday.

The 81-year-old man was attempting to cross the street when a woman driving a Ford truck hit him, causing him to fly 35 feet in the air. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the truck, 66-year-old Sandra Simas, was not under the influence of controlled substances and California Highway Patrol said that to their knowledge, the pedestrian had no history of being senile.

CHP diverted traffic for about an hour and fifteen minutes on Skyway away from Wycliff Way while investigating the collision.

The driver, Simas celebrated her 66th birthday the day before the accident.