On May 6, 2014 at approximately 9:29 p.m., Desmond Wake, a 51 year old from Sacramento County was walking on SR-51 (Capital City Freeway) S/B south of Watt Avenue in an easterly direction across all lanes of traffic. A 44 year old male from Sacramento was driving a red 2006 Toyota Corolla on SR-51 S/B south of Watt Avenue in the #1 lane approaching Wake’s location.
The driver was unable to stop his vehicle prior to striking Wake. Wake sustained fatal injuries at the scene. The right front passenger of the Toyota, a 28 year old male from Sacramento, sustained minor injuries and did not require medical aid at the time. The driver was not injured in this collision.
It is unknown if Wake was under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs pending a toxicology report.