Man killed in big rig hit and run on HWY 99

Fatal big rig hit and run on SB HWY 99 at Merritt Dr. in Traver (Amanda Venegas)

January 21, 2013 12:00:00 AM PST
One man is dead after a fatal hit and run crash along Highway 99 near Traver. It happened before 6 am on the southbound lane of Highway 99. At this time the California Highway Patrol is looking for a semi truck that left the scene.

According to the CHP, the vehicle was carrying a total of eight people when it had mechanical issues and pulled off to the side. The man exited the driver's side and was struck by an oncoming semi, which fled the scene.

The incident is under investigation by the CHP. Traffic has been reduced to one lane and is moving along slowly.