Dad helping ducklings cross the street killed by teenager

Dad helping ducklings cross the street killed by teenager

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Man helping ducklings cross the street moments before he

A man helping ducklings cross the street moments before being hit by a teenager (KCRA screenshot)

A 17-year-old driver struck and killed a father in California last week who pulled over to help a brood of ducklings cross the street at a busy intersection while his own children watched from the car. No arrests have been made since the fatal collision, but law enforcement has confirmed that the crash is being investigated and the driver is cooperating.

The identities of the driver and victim have not been released by authorities.

According to a press release from the Rocklin Police Department, the incident happened on May 18 at around 8:15 p.m. when the man parked his vehicle at the intersection of Park Drive and Stanford Ranch Boulevard.

“The man allegedly tried to help some ducklings who were at the intersection. While the man was at the intersection, a teenager was heading east on Stanford Ranch Boulevard. This juvenile driver hit the pedestrian who was on the roadway,” the statement said. “The driver remained at the scene of the collision. Emergency first responders arrived to help, but the man died at the scene.

The RPD Major Accident Investigation Team was activated and responded to the scene of the collision, which remained closed for several hours. The department urges anyone with information relevant to the investigation to contact detectives.

Several witnesses were on the scene and witnessed the tragic ordeal. A 12-year-old boy named William Wimsatt, who witnessed the crash up close, spoke to Sacramento ABC affiliate KCRA-TV, courtesy of his mother.

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