Fatal Hit & Run Investigation on W. East Ave., W of Esplanade in Chico

#TRAFFICALERT – Hit & Run Investigation

The public is asked to avoid the area of W. East Avenue west of the Esplanade due to a fatal hit & run incident – investigators are on scene. Both lanes of West East Avenue are CLOSED between the Esplanade and the entrance to Raley’s and Save Mart – AVOID THE AREA IF POSSIBLE and expect delays:

Chico, CA – On 11-09-17, at 0208 hours, the Chico Police Department Dispatch Center received a call of a subject down in the roadway of W. East Avenue, west of the Esplanade. The caller believed the victim to be deceased. Chico Police Officers and medics arrived on scene and confirmed the victim, an elderly male, was deceased.

At this point, it appears the deceased is the victim of a hit and run. The Chico Police Department Major Accident Investigation Team (M.A.I.T.) is on scene processing the evidence. The suspect vehicle has not yet been identified. Both lanes of West East Avenue (eastbound and westbound) are closed between the Esplanade and the entrance to Raley’s and Save Mart. Drivers are asked to avoid the area to avoid congestion.

Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to call the Chico Police Department at 530.897.4911

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