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New Leads Develop in Fatal I-215 Hit-And-Run

More than a year after a Temecula man was killed in a hit-and-run on Interstate 215, investigators have narrowed their search to the driver of Chevrolet truck between the model years 2007 of 2012.

The California Highway Patrol released new information today in hopes of finding the hit-and-run driver who killed a Temecula man more than a year ago.

In the early morning hours of Oct. 4, 2011, Douglas O’Husky, 54, of Temecula was traveling north on Intersate 215 through Menifee, just south of Newport Road, in a red Hyundai Accent when he was struck from behind by another vehicle.

The collision caused O’Husky to lose control of the Accent and overturn. He was not wearing a seatbelt, police reported.

No arrests were made in the case, and no drivers came forward to claim responsibility.

Today CHP officer Nathan Baer announced a new development in the case.

At the crash scene investigation on Oct. 4, 2011, CHP officers collected small amounts of vehicle debris left by the suspect vehicle, Baer explained, noting that the evidence was submitted to the California Department of Justice Bureau of Forensic Services. 

“An analysis … by the Department of Justice revealed that the debris came from the right front headlight assembly distributed by General Motors. This headlight assembly was installed on the following vehicles: 2007-2012 Chevrolet Avalanche, 2007-2012 Chevrolet Tahoe, and 2007-2012 Chevrolet Suburban,” Baer said.

The color of the suspect vehicle has not been released by authorities.

“With this new update we are once again asking the public’s help in locating the hit-and-run-driver and vehicle,” he continued. “If anyone has information regarding this collision please call the Temecula Area CHP office at 951-506-2000.”

keith Stone October 24, 2012 at 06:01 PM
perhaps the person who did this will develop the compassion and humanity to speak with the authorities!
Pickles October 24, 2012 at 09:14 PM
They should not be charged with manslaughter the guy want wearing a seatbelt
Susan Denley October 25, 2012 at 03:54 AM
Grow a brain. They hit this man's car and left him! They should be charged and prosecuted to the full extent of the law. By your logic, any person on the road who forgets to buckle up could be killed by a reckless driver, a drunk driver, or someone who leaves the scene of a crime without penalty to the person responsible for the accident. Nearly every person in America has driven without buckling up at least once in their lives.

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