On Dec. 12, at approximately 6:24 p.m., CHP officers were advised of, and responded to, a vehicle vs. pedestrian crash on Washington Street, north of Highway 299 in front of Miller’s Transmissions and Repairs.
Upon arrival, the pedestrian was located on the ground, east of the roadway, and was being assisted by Good Samaritans. The pedestrian was suspected of sustaining major injuries from being struck by a vehicle and subsequently thrown to the ground. The involved driver and vehicle failed to remain at the crash scene.
Preliminary information indicated the pedestrian was walking eastbound across Washington Street when a dark metallic gray, late model pickup truck, possibly a Toyota, traveling northbound, approached at an unknown speed. The right front of the pickup struck the pedestrian, redirecting the pedestrian in a northeasterly direction where he landed on the ground. The driver of the pickup continued northbound on Washington Street.
Through further investigation, and with the assistance of the California Highway Patrol Multidisciplinary Accident Investigation Team, it was determined the suspect vehicle is a 2007-2013 Toyota Tundra with magnetic gray metallic paint.
The crash remains under investigation.
Anyone with information, who may have witnessed the crash, has knowledge of the involved vehicle’s location, and/or its driver’s identity are encouraged to contact Officer S. Compton at the CHP Trinity River Area office at 530-623-3832.