Following a hit and run accident early Monday morning, California Highway Patrol searched for a driver, who caused the crash before he fled the scene.
The suspect was named as 39 year old Rodney Trenell Thurman. Thurman was traveling south on Highway 99 in a BMW X5 when he sideswiped a Buick, near the 12th Avenue intersection.
After the initial contact, the Buick hit the center divide before rolling back into traffic — causing a second collision with a Nissan.
Of the four passengers in the Buick, two male passengers escaped without injury. One passenger suffered a severely broken back, and a second, unnamed female passenger was killed.
Following the crash, Thurman reportedly fled the scene on foot, leaving the car and an injured female passenger.
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