Carlos Alcantar

Carlos Alcantar

A pedestrian was killed when he was struck by a vehicle on Highway 49 in the City of Jackson on Saturday night, November 12.

According to a report by the Jackson Police Department (JPD), on Saturday, November 12 at approximately 10:35 p.m., JPD was dispatched to a vehicle vs. pedestrian collision located north of the intersection of State Highway 49 and Scottsville Boulevard. Upon arrival JPD officers located an unresponsive male pedestrian lying within the southbound lane of Highway 49. The victim, later identified as 19-year-old Carlos Alcantar of Jackson, suffered apparent catastrophic fatal injuries.

Initial investigation shows that the male driver of a 2021 white Ford F-350 was traveling southbound on State Highway 49 at approximately 45 miles per hour when he came upon a pedestrian kneeling in the roadway. The driver swerved his vehicle to the right in an attempt to avoid hitting the pedestrian, but the left front of his vehicle struck the pedestrian. A female driver of a vehicle following behind the Ford saw the Ford swerve and she swerved as well. Both vehicles stopped and both drivers are cooperating with this investigation. No drugs or alcohol is believed to be a factor for the drivers in this collision and toxicology reports are pending on the victim. This investigation is ongoing and anyone who may have witnessed this collision is encouraged to call the Jackson Police Department at 209-223-1771.

The Jackson Police Department would like to thank the Sutter Creek Police Department, the Amador County Sheriff’s Department, the Jackson Fire Department and American Legion Ambulance Service for their assistance.

A GoFundMe page ( has been set up to help the family of Carlos Alcantar pay for memorial and funeral expenses, and any other costs that come up as they try to get through a difficult time.

“Carlos was taken from us too soon,” said Stephanie Alcantar, the sister of Carlos Alcantar. “He had so many plans for the future. He was the smartest person I know and he loved everyone with everything he had in him. He had so much potential and was a great brother. We miss him so much and love him with all of our hearts.”