CHP Searching For Driver Of Pickup After Fatal Crash On Balls Ferry Road

A pedestrian in the Cottonwood area was killed by a hit-and-run driver in an early morning collision. At around 3 O’clock Wednesday morning a big Ford F-350 was southbound on Balls Ferry Road approaching the S-turn near Trefoil Lane at a high rate of speed when the driver lost control at the sharp turn and struck a large log that was blocking access to the railroad tracks. The impact knocked the log into the victim and killed him. The identity of the 41-year-old victim has not yet been released. The crash caused the truck to get high-centered on the log and disable it. The driver was gone when the CHP arrived on scene. Any tips about the identity of the driver can be provided to the CHP at 225-0500.

– Steve Gibson