CHP finds auto parts at hit-and-run scene


California Highway Patrol officers found parts of a vehicle that may have been involved in a fatal pedestrian hit-and-run collision on U.S. Highway 101 early Thursday morning in Novato.

Based on witness statements, investigators believe the collision that killed a male pedestrian occurred between 12:30 a.m. and 1 a.m., CHP Officer Andrew Barclay said.

A big-rig driver stopped when he saw the man’s body in the road between the Atherton Avenue on-ramp and the slow lanes of southbound Highway 101, Barclay said.

Emergency responders said it appears the man found on the bottom of the on-ramp was struck by a vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

No vehicles that may have been involved in the collision were found at the scene, Barclay said.

The on-ramp and slow lane of Highway 101 were closed until 4:30 a.m. The auto parts found at the scene have not been matched to a particular make or model vehicle, Barclay said.

CHP officers are talking with witnesses who either stopped at the scene or called the CHP dispatch center, Barclay said.

Anyone with information about the collision is asked to call the CHP at (415) 924-1100 and ask for Officer Kevin Giannone.

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