Richard Cortez Struck and Killed by Hit-and-Run Vehicle on Franklin Boulevard in Sacramento
SACRAMENTO, CA (March 24, 2023) – The Sacramento County Coroner’s Office identified 52-year-old Richard Cortez of Glendale as the victim who died in a hit-and-run accident on Franklin Boulevard on March 19.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the collision happened between 26th Avenue and 27th Avenue around 6:00 AM.
Based on a report, a vehicle struck Cortez and fled the scene.
As a result, Cortez died at the hospital due to severe injuries.
Sacramento police closed the stretch of Franklin to traffic in both directions for several hours to investigate.
As of now, officers encourage any witnesses to the crash to contact the dispatch center at 916-808-5471 or Sacramento Valley Crime Stoppers at 916-443-HELP (4357).
We would like to extend our sincerest sympathies to the family and friends of Richard Cortez.
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