Oroville man sitting in road struck, killed by car in Palermo

Palermo >> A 54-year-old Oroville man was struck and killed by a car early Thursday morning in Palermo, officers said.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the man was reportedly sitting in the northbound lane of Powerhouse Hill Road, south of Palermo Road, about 1:10 a.m. when he was hit by a Mitsubishi Eclipse.

The driver of the Mitsubishi, Adam Butler, 26, of Oroville, saw the man but was unable to stop in time, according to the CHP.

The victim, whose name was withheld pending notification of family, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Neither drugs nor alcohol was a factor in the crash.

Butler was not hurt.

No arrests were made.

The crash remained under investigation.


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