Police Seek Hit-and-Run Suspect who Caused Fatal Crash

California Highway Patrol (CHP) officials are enlisting the public’s help in finding a hit-and-run suspect who caused a fatal crash early Saturday morning in Wildomar.  The CHP has released an “Attempt to Identify” bulletin with two images of the suspect. The images were obtained from surveillance footage from a convenience store the suspect stopped at 15 minutes prior to the crash.

Police say the driver of a black 1995 Chevrolet Tahoe was heading northbound on I-15 south of Clinton Keith Road when it left the roadway and overturned down an embankment around 3:45 a.m. Five out of the eight SUV occupants were ejected during the crash. Police say the driver was the only one wearing a seatbelt, and he immediately fled the scene. All seven of the passengers suffered injuries and were taken to hospitals for treatment. A 22-year-old male was taken to Inland Valley Medical Center, where he died from his injuries.

The hit-and-run suspect is described as a Hispanic male with black hair, approximately 150 pounds and 5’10” tall. The Tahoe’s license plate number is 6VDP296. Anyone with information on the suspect is asked to contact the CHP at (951) 506-2000.

“A man lost his life because of this driver’s actions. We hope authorities are able to find the suspect soon and hold him responsible for this crime,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group.

Our firm has been handling personal injury cases throughout the California Low Desert and High Desert communities for over 30 years. With a 95% success rate, the California personal injury attorneys at Walter Clark Legal Group will fight to hold those responsible for your loss accountable and win compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If you have been injured in an auto accident and want to discuss your legal options, contact us today for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer. We have offices in Indio, Rancho Mirage, Victorville, and Yucca Valley and represent clients through the entire California Low Desert and High Desert communities.


DISCLAIMER: The Walter Clark Legal Group blog is intended for general information purposes only and is not intended as legal or medical advice. References to laws are based on general legal practices and vary by location. Information reported comes from secondary news sources. We do handle these types of cases, but whether or not the individuals and/or loved ones involved in these accidents choose to be represented by a law firm is a personal choice we respect. Should you find any of the information incorrect, we welcome you to contact us with corrections.

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