Witness May Have Seen Vehicle Fleeing Last Night’s Fatal Hit and Run
According to Cy May, spokesperson for the California Highway Patrol, a witness may have seen the vehicle responsible for last night’s deaths of two teenage girls in Fortuna. A witness in the area “shortly after the collision saw a vehicle turning onto Drake Hill Road with one headlight out,” May stated.
In addition, pieces of the vehicle left at the scene of the last night’s fatal collision on Eel River Drive in Fortuna are now indicating the model of Jeep which struck and killed two girls. According to May, the public should look for a newer model, light gray Jeep Wrangler with damage to its front end and possibly a damaged headlight also.
May also said that the investigation has not yet determined if the girls who were headed northbound on the rural road were skateboarding in the southbound lane or off to one side.
Latest information as of July 19, 2016: ‘Good Progress’ Learning About Death of Fortuna Teens, Says CHP Spokesperson