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The California Highway Patrol is searching for a man responsible for a hit-and-run crash that killed a teenaged driver on a rural road in Petaluma early this morning, a CHP officer said. The 2-car crash was reported around 12:15 a.m. near Lakeville and Old Lakeville roads in Petaluma, according to the CHP.
CHP Sgt. Diana McDermott said the suspect was driving a 1969 Ford pickup truck along the roadway when he swerved over the centerline and slammed head-on into a 1985 GMC pickup truck. Officers arriving on the scene found the driver of the GMC, a 16-year-old American Canyon boy, unconscious.
He was later pronounced dead. The driver of the second vehicle apparently fled the scene on foot and CHP and other law enforcement agencies are scouring the area for the suspect, who is described only as a white man in his 40s. McDermott said officers do not know whether the suspect called someone and requested to be picked up from the area or whether he is still on foot.”When an incident of this magnitude occurs, the investigation is continuous, and there will be people working on it all day,” the sergeant said.
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