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Shale Ridge Fatality

A man considered a transient to the Auburn area was struck and killed by a pick-up Tuesday evening on HWY 49 and Shale Ridge Road in the Dry Creek area. The man was said to be wearing dark clothes and was in the roadway when he was initially struck by the vehicle. Auburn CHP Officer David Martinez says that due to dark conditions other vehicles behind the truck also struck the man.

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The Placer County Coroner has identified the man as 31 year old Jessie Paul Johns.

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