SANTA ROSA (CBS SF) — The Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office has identified the pedestrian who died after he was struck by two vehicles on U.S. Highway 101 Wednesday morning as 26-year-old Daniel Estrada Heidecker of Santa Rosa.
Heidecker was trying to cross the highway south of Yolanda Avenue from the east side around 6:18 a.m. when he was hit in the right northbound lane by a big-rig towing a flatbed trailer, CHP Officer Jon Sloat said.
Heidecker was thrown 100 feet into the left lane where he was struck by a Toyota Highlander. The big-rig driver stopped and called 911, but the female driver of the Toyota pulled over several miles north at Airport Boulevard and called the CHP, Sloat said.
Heidecker was pronounced dead at the scene, and the investigation of the death will determine whether he was impaired, Sloat said.
The three left lanes of the highway were closed causing a significant backup but reopened at 7:55 a.m., Sloat said.
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