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Pedestrian dies from injuries after being struck crossing Highway 49

By: Gus Thomson, Journal Staff Writer
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An Auburn man struck by a car while trying to cross Highway 49 on foot died after being taken to hospital Saturday, the California Highway Patrol reported Sunday. The victim of the accident was identified as 50-year-old Doyle Lynn Moore. The accident occurred at about 11 a.m. on a heavily traveled section of five-lane roadway just north of the Edgewood Road intersection in North Auburn. The Highway Patrol reported Moore was attempting to cross Highway 49 from west to east with a female friend. The two reached the center turn lane and a northbound vehicle stopped in the fast lane to let them cross, the report said. Moore crossed in front of the stopped car and then stepped into the slow lane and was struck by the left front bumper of a car driven at about 40 mph by Joan Holloway, 83, of Auburn, the Highway Patrol reported. Moore was transported by ambulance to Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital where he was later pronounced dead. The driver was uninjured. Moore struck her car and then hit her windshield. An employee of an auto service shop on Highway 49 said Moore had left his vehicle for an oil change and walked across the street to a restaurant for breakfast. He was returning to retrieve his car when the accident occurred, said Kurt Jensen, a technician at Speedee Oil Change. Kelly Baraga, Highway Patrol public affairs officer, said that there has been no immediate indication drugs or alcohol played a role in the accident but that the accident remains under investigation. – Gus Thomson