Man trying to help ducklings in Rocklin intersection hit by vehicle, dies at the scene

A man who was trying to usher some ducklings out of an intersection Thursday night in Rocklin was struck by a vehicle and died at the scene, police said.

About 8:15 p.m., the man parked his vehicle at the intersection of Park Drive and Stanford Ranch Boulevard. The man was reportedly trying to help some ducklings that were in the intersection, according to the Rocklin Police Department.

A teen driver was headed east on Stanford Ranch Boulevard as the man was in the intersection. Police said the teen driver’s vehicle struck the pedestrian who was in the road.

Medics arrived to help the man, but he was pronounced dead at the scene. The Placer County Coroner’s Office will release his name after his family has been notified.

Police said the teen driver remained at the scene. Officers from the department’s Major Accident Investigation Team were called to investigate the crash.

Authorities closed the road for about six hours as officers worked at the scene. Police said no arrest has been made, and the fatal crash remained under investigation.

Investigators asked anyone with information about the fatal crash to call the Police Department at 916-625-5400.