Fatal Hit and Run This Morning Near Willits

This is a press release from the California Highway Patrol. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:


On 12-08-2015, at approximately 0431 hours, Ukiah area CHP responded to a traffic collision on Center Valley Rd, west of Sawyer Ln. Prior to CHP arrival, paramedics pronounced the victim [a 49-year-old male from Willits] deceased at the scene. Evidence at the scene indicates the victim was possibly walking westbound, in the eastbound lane, wearing dark colored clothing, when he was struck by a vehicle. It appears the vehicle stopped at the scene, then fled the scene in an unknown direction of travel on Center Valley Rd. The California Highway Patrol is encouraging anybody that has information regarding this collision to please contact the Ukiah area CHP office at 707-467-4040.

Note: victim information will be held until notifications had been made.


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