By Elisabeth Smith

LINCOLN (CBS13) — A search is underway in Placer County for the driver involved in a deadly hit-and-run.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the driver hit and killed a 44-year-old Modesto man outside Thunder Valley Casino on Sunday morning. First responders found the victim’s body on Athens Avenue just west of Industrial Boulevard just before 3 a.m.

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Investigators say some plastic debris from the vehicle was left at the scene. Westbound traffic on Athens Avenue was closed for a couple of hours Sunday morning as CHP investigated the scene and collected evidence.

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The victim’s name has not yet been released.

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The CHP is asking anyone with information about this crash to contact the California Highway Patrol Auburn Area office at (916) 663-3344, Monday-Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.