Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Pedestrian Dies After Apparent Hit & Run in Lake County

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[Stock photo by Matt LaFever]

Law enforcement and first responders have converged south of the Lake County community of Lower Lake after a man was fatally struck by a vehicle that fled the scene.

Reports emerged around 8:55 p.m. that a man in the area of State Route 29 and A Street was bleeding from his face and attempting to flag drivers down. First responders arrived on the scene and reported the man was deceased.

A fire engine at the scene told dispatch the circumstances point towards an apparent hit and run despite information from central dispatch that 4-5 shots were heard in the general area before the initial call out.

An officer on the scene went on to confirm that there were no gunshot wounds apparent on the victim.

As of 9:25 p.m., scanner traffic has given no indication of a suspect vehicle being sought by law enforcement.

We learned of this story from the On the Scanner Lake County Facebook page. If you want on-the-minute reports of Lake County happenings, give them a follow.

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Please remember that this story is unfolding. Information is being reported as we gather it. However, some of the information coming from witnesses and initial official reports could be wrong. We will do our best to get the facts but, in the case that something is inaccurate, we will update with correct information as soon as we can.

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Matt LaFeverhttps://mendofever.com/
I like to think of myself as a reporter for the Average Joe. Journalism has become a craft defined largely by city dwellers on America's coasts. It’s time to take it back. I have been an Emerald Triangle resident since 2006 and this is year ten in Mendocino County. Please, email me at matthewplafever@gmail.com if you know a story that needs to be told.

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