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.READ MORE: Suspect In November 2020 Sacramento County Apartment Shooting That Left 2 Dead Arrested In Las Vegas
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.READ MORE: Chase Ends In Deputy-Involved Shooting Near Modesto, 2 People Taken To Hospital
The victim’s name has not yet been released.MORE NEWS: Woman Dies After Fire At UC Davis’ Solano Park Housing Complex
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.