Dennis Wanstreet
Dennis Wanstreet
Age 63    Sacramento, CA    October 31 2012
Comments: 1

Source: The Sacramento County Coroner's office has released the name of a man run over on Watt Avenue on Wednesday. Coroner's deputies identified him as Dennis Wanstreet, 63, of North Highlands. His cause of death was listed as undetermined. The California Highway Patrol said that Wanstreet was lying on the pavement in the northbound inside lane of Watt Avenue just north of Plymouth Drive about 12:45 a.m. Wednesday when he was stuck by an oncoming car. He died at the scene. A bicycle was located at the scene. An earlier report from the CHP said Wanstreet died after being hit by a car after he fell from the bicycle. However, a later press release said although a bicycle was found at the scene, it has not been determined if Wanstreet had been riding the bike prior to the accident.

Collision Data

Crash time: between midnight and 2:59 a.m.

Closest Intersection:

Land use: Urban

Road type: Urban Arterial

Where on the road the collision happened: Road

Collision type: Don't Know

Driver Data

Vehicle type: Automobile

If truck: Unknown

At crash time driver was: Don't Know


Source: News Report
Type: Blog
Pos/Neg: Neutral
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Legal Status

There is no information on legal status at this point.


  • Kathy Smith November 03 2012

    I was notified of Dennis’ death in person today by his longtime companion Becky.  I run a storage facility in Rio Linda, CA where Dennis has been a tenant for over 5 years.  While the vast percentage of our conversation was related to the identification and whereabouts of his heirs, she did state that Dennis HAD been riding the bike found at the scene.

    Dennis was a very nice man who had recently recovered from a serious illness and we here at A-1 Storage wish to extend our condolences to his family and pray that God give them strength to deal with their loss.  Dennis will be fondly remembered.

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