The Sacramento County Coroner’s Office is investigating the death of a man in a hit-and-run crash in Sacramento, California. Authorities on Wednesday, April 1, updated the existing accident reports with new investigative findings.
The traffic collision took place at about 10:30 pm on Thursday, March 25, on the Interstate 5 freeway near Florin Road.
It was reported that the fatal victim was standing on the southbound lanes of the roadway, just south of Florin road when an oncoming vehicle struck and killed him. After the initial collision, several other vehicles plying the route also collided with the fallen pedestrian. First responders pronounced the man dead at the scene.
Days after the crash, authorities disclosed the deceased’s identity as 26-year-old Chance Howery.
While the other motorists involved waited at the scene until police arrived, the first driver who ran the man over fled the site of the accident.
Further investigations revealed that the hit-and-run driver was a male, standing at roughly 5 feet 10 inches, who was most likely in his 20s. The suspect was reportedly of Filipino or Hispanic origin, wore glasses, and weighed between 130-140 pounds.
His vehicle was described in the accident reports as a silver-colored Honda or Acura Sedan, which had a 10×10 inch portion of the left front bumper missing.
Anyone with information regarding the death of Chance Howery is urged to reach out to the CHP without fail, to help the investigation processes.
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