In broad daylight

Sheriff’s Office investigates suspicious death of man found in road

The Butte County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a man found lying in an Oroville intersection at about noon last Friday.

Police responded to a 911 call to find Danny Davidson, 54, of Oroville, severely injured in the middle of the road at St. Ives Way and Camelot Lane. Despite life-saving efforts, Davidson was pronounced dead at 12:58 p.m.

“We’re considering the death suspicious at this point,” said Miranda Bowersox, BCSO public information officer. “He appears to have possibly been struck by a vehicle.”

An autopsy will be performed this week. Anyone with information is urged to call the BCSO Investigations Unit at 538-7671.