Elk Grove police arrest suspect in hit and run fatality

For the second time in less than a week, Elk Grove Police have arrested a suspect in a deadly hit-and-run collision involving a pedestrian.

Shortly before 3 pm today Elk Grove police officers responded to a call of a vehicle versus pedestrian accident near Rose Park located near Frye Creek and Deepdale Way in Elk Grove.

Elk Grove Police Department press release

On April 4, 2022, at 2:48 p.m., officers responded to the area of Frye Creek Drive and Deepdale Way for a vehicle versus pedestrian collision.

The preliminary investigation revealed a 67-year-old woman was struck by a vehicle that veered off the road, while she was walking on the sidewalk next to Rose Park on Frye Creek Drive, just south of Deepdale Way.  

After hitting the woman, the vehicle drove through the park and then drove off. The vehicle and its driver were quickly located and detained a short distance away by responding officers.

The driver, identified as 20-year-old Micah Banks, was arrested, and booked at the Sacramento County Main Jail on charges of Vehicular Manslaughter (Penal Code 192(c)(2)) and Hit and Run resulting in Death (Penal Code 20001 (a)).

The exact cause of the collision is under investigation.

The identification of the deceased will be made by the Sacramento County Coroner’s Office. 

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to call the Elk Grove Police Department Traffic Bureau at (916) 478-8148.

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