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Suspect arrested for fatal hit and run in South Sacramento

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Fatal Hit-and-Run Collision and DUI Arrest – Stockton Boulevard and Fruitridge Road

On January 2, 2022 just after 1:20 a.m., Sacramento Police Department patrol officers responded to the area of Stockton Blvd. and Fruitridge Rd. regarding a report of a vehicle collision. A vehicle was reported to have struck a pedestrian and then fled the area. When officers arrived, they located the pedestrian, an adult male, with critical injuries. Officers attempted life-saving measures however the pedestrian was eventually pronounced deceased at the scene by responding personnel from the Sacramento Fire Department.

Shortly after, the suspect vehicle and driver were located by an outside agency a short distance from the original scene. The investigation revealed that the driver, identified as 33-year-old Oletha Durham, had stolen the vehicle and was driving under the influence. Durham was arrested on felony charges related to vehicular manslaughter, leaving the scene of a collision, vehicle theft, and driving under the influence.

Due to the fatality, detectives from the Sacramento Police Department’s Major Collision Investigations Unit responded to take over the investigation. Detectives and crime scene investigators conducted a thorough canvass of the area for evidence, witnesses, and additional information.

The Sacramento County Coroner’s Office will release the identity of the victim after next of kin have been notified.

The Sacramento Police Department encourages any witnesses with information regarding this investigation to contact the dispatch center at (916) 808-5471 or Sacramento Valley Crime Stoppers at (916) 443-HELP (4357). Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward up to $1,000. Anonymous tips can also be submitted using the free “P3 Tips” smartphone app.

Charges against Durham

PC 191.5(B)  Felony   
VEHICULAR MANSLAUGHTER WITHOUT GROSS NEGLIGENCE
VC 20001(B)(2  Felony   
HIT & RUN WITH DEATH OR PERMANENT SERIOUS INJURY
VC 23153(A)  Felony   
DRIVING UNDER INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL CAUSING INJURY OR DEATH
VC 10851(A)  Felony   
THEFT AND UNLAWFUL DRIVING OR TAKING OF A VEHICLE
VC 14601.5  Misdemeanor   
DRIVING WHEN PRIVILEGE SUSPENDED/REVOKED(REFUSE TEST/EXCESS)
VC 23247(E)  Misdemeanor   
OPERATE VEH NOT EQUIPPED W/ INTERLOCK W/ RESTRICTED LICENSE
Bail: $300,000.00
Total Bail $300,000.00
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