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Eastern Sierra News for June 20, 2024





A week ago a hit and run accident left one Mammoth resident in the intensive care unit and police searching for a suspect. Now Mammoth police report that several citizens contacted the department with information on this accident. With this new information police believe that another as yet unnamed Mammoth local is the possible suspect in this hit and run.

Shortly after midnight on Sunday September 30th, a 21 year old male was struck by a vehicle while walking down Main Street, sustaining serious head trauma. Police report that witnesses described the vehicle as a light colored Jeep Wrangler.

Police say that based on the information given to them by concerned citize, they were able to identify a possible suspect. When this individual's Jeep could not be found in town, law enforcement searched several locations in Riverside County where they found the blue Wrangler at the home of the possible suspects parents in Murieta, police say.

Mammoth police report that officers gathered samples of the victims clothing, a blood sample from the victim before he received any blood transfusions in the hospital that would mix his DNA with someone else and a paint chip found at the scene of the collision.

Tuesday, police report that forensic teams will search the suspect vehicle for blood, fiber, and paint chip evidence as well as damage consistent with the victims injuries.

At last word, no one has been arrested in this case.

Mammoth Police and the victims family wanted to thank community members for their help in this case.