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Woman killed in hit-and-run, then body hit by 2 others

RANCHO CORDOVA, CA - A woman was found dead in the road after a hit-and-run crash Monday evening, California Highway Patrol said.

The crash happened on the southbound Sunrise Boulevard on-ramp to westbound US-50 around 5:10 p.m., CHP Sgt. Evan Williams said.

The 65-year-old woman was seen on surveillance video leaving the Light Rail station at Folsom/Sunrise about 15 minutes before the initial crash. Williams said investigators are looking for the initial vehicle that hit the woman and fled.

A motorcyclist riding on the road hit the woman's body and then was ejected from the bike suffering minor injuries; a second vehicle also hit the woman's body and stopped.

Williams said investigators are not looking at the motorcyclist or the driver of the second vehicle as suspects because the body was already in the road and they stopped after the crash.

Arrested made in murder of man in front of pet clinic

RANCHO CORDOVA, CA - Sheriff's detectives think an argument over money led to the murder of a 55-year-old man in front of a Rancho Cordova pet clinic Monday night.

The victim's name has not been released until his relatives can be notified.

The murder suspect, Tywan Johnson, was seen by a witness embroiled in a disagreement with the victim, said Sacramento County Sheriff's Department Sgt. Jason Ramos. That information, along with evidence recovered where the victim was found in front of a pet hospital the 2800 block of La Loma Drive, led detectives to identify Johnson.

Ramos said the victim suffered upper body and head trauma caused by blunt and sharp force.

Johnson was arrested and booked on a no-bail hold into Sacramento County Jail on one count of murder.

UPDATE: Body found in front of Rancho Cordova pet clinic

RANCHO CORDOVA, CA - Sheriff detectives want to talk to the person who called for medical attention to a man discovered in front of a Rancho Cordova pet hospital Monday evening with extensive injuries.

The victim was found with trauma to his upper body and head outside of the Cordova Pet Clinic on the 2800 block of La Loma Drive, according to Sgt. Jason Ramos with the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department.

Responding firefighter/paramedics pronounced the man dead.

It was not clear how the man died nor why.

Ramos said there was a bicycle next to the victim.

Sacramento Metro Fire dispatchers received a call around 8 p.m. about the man. Sheriff's investigators hope that person will come forward so they can ask if the person has any additional information about the victim.

The victim's name will not be released until his relatives are notified.

Rancho Cordova police officer wrecks during pursuit

RANCHO CORDOVA, CA - An officer and an uninvolved driver collided during a police pursuit in Rancho Cordova Monday morning.

According to police at the scene of the crash, the officer was pursuing a stolen vehicle southbound on Sunrise Boulevard when it collided with a black Honda Civic traveling eastbound on White Rock Road.

Both vehicles sustained major damage in the collision, but the officer and the driver of the Civic escaped with minor injuries, said police.  Both were transported from the scene to a nearby hospital for further evaluation.

No information was provided on the vehicle or the driver fleeing police.