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Pedestrian fatality on Foothill Boulevard

A pedestrian fatality on Foothill Boulevard in Calistoga was under investigation Thursday morning and the road was closed to traffic.

Foothill Boulevard from Lincoln Avenue to Petrified Forest Road in Calistoga was closed for part of Thursday after a fatality early in the morning, according to Napa CHP.

Calistoga Police responded to a call at about 4 a.m. and discovered the body of a white adult male lying in the eastbound lane of Foothill Boulevard near the intersection of Silver Street, with a bicycle nearby. Officers observed injuries consistent with being hit by a car, and there were no responsible vehicles located at the scene, said Calistoga Police Chief Mitch Celaya.

Due to the unattended death and nature of the injuries, Calistoga Police got help from the California Highway Patrol and the County Traffic Accident Reconstruction Team. The investigation is ongoing. 

Foothill Boulevard reopened at 2 p.m., the city announced.

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You can reach Cynthia Sweeney at csweeney@weeklycalistogan.com or 942-4035.

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