Man dead after hit-and-run accident; CHP seeking information about Corvette

2012-05-13T08:58:00Z Man dead after hit-and-run accident; CHP seeking information about CorvetteStaff report Santa Maria Times
May 13, 2012 8:58 am  • 

One man is dead following a hit-and-run accident early today on the Highway 101 off-ramp for eastbound Highway 166 between Santa Maria and Nipomo.

The California Highway Patrol said a male pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene after being struck by a Chevrolet Corvette.

The victim’s name wasn’t released.

"Per witness statements and physical evidence left at the scene, the driver of a dark blue Chevy Corvette ran over the pedestrian and fled the scene of the collision at high speeds ...,” the CHP said in a news release.

The vehicle was last seen traveling north on Thompson Road toward Nipomo, the CHP added.

The suspect vehicle is a dark blue 2005 or 2006 Chevrolet Corvette with removable hard top, according to the CHP. Damage included “a right front fascia, front bumper, hood, broken windshield and missing hard top.”

Officers are asking the public for help locating the vehicle and its owner.

They believe the damaged vehicle may be hidden by a car cover or garage and that the driver/owner may live in the Nipomo area.

Anyone with information regarding the vehicle's location or the identity of the Corvette’s owner can call the CHP at 805-593-3333 (or 805-349-8728 during normal business hours).

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    mother - July 15, 2012 5:03 pm
    What happened to this story??? Because the victim is homeless it's just getting swept under the rug?? Nice world we live in when a 23-year-old son of a prominent strawberry grower can get away with murder. Hmmm smells like someone might be getting paid off.....How many people have to die or almost die before this sorry excuse for a human is put away????

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