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The California Highway Patrol has identified a suspect in a hit-and-run crash on a rural road near Petaluma this morning that killed a 17-year-old boy. The two-car crash was reported around 12:15 a.m. near Lakeville and Old Lakeville roads, southeast of Petaluma.
CHP Officer Jon Sloat said the suspect was driving a 1969 Ford pickup truck south on Lakeville Road when he ran off the roadway and struck an embankment. The driver lost control of the truck and swerved into lanes of oncoming traffic, where he struck the driver’s side of a northbound 1985 GMC pickup truck, killing the driver, a 17-year-old American Canyon boy, Sloat said.
Officers responding to the crash found the teen unconscious. He was later pronounced dead. The driver of the Ford fled the scene on foot, and the CHP and other law enforcement agencies are scouring the area for him. CHP Officer Jon Sloat said investigators believe the man is 41-year-old Michael Harmon.
Investigators went to the Vallejo address they had for him, but he no longer lives there and has not yet been found, Sloat said.Harmon is described as white and about 6 feet tall, with graying hair, a goatee and a moustache.”We anticipate making an arrest relatively quickly,” Sloat said.
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