The California Highway Patrol is asking the public to help locate a hit-and-run driver who allegedly caused a fatal crash in Menifee Tuesday.
Temecula resident Douglas O’Husky, 53, was killed early this morning after the red 1999 Hyundai Accent he was driving on the I-215 was struck by a hit-and-run driver.
According to a CHP report from Officer Nathan Baer, around 2:30 a.m. O’Husky’s car was hit from behind as the Temecula man traveled north on the freeway, just south of Newport Road.
O’Husky was driving in the number two lane when he was struck. He lost control of the Accent, overturned, and was ejected, Baer reported.
O’Husky was not wearing a seatbelt, Baer said.
The hit-and-run driver has not been identified and there is no word on the make or model of the suspect vehicle.
“After the collision the … vehicle fled the scene northbound on I-215,” Baer reported. The crash “is being investigated as a felony hit-and-run traffic collision.”
Anyone with information on this crash or the hit-and-run driver is asked to call the California Highway Patrol Temecula Area office at (951) 506-2000.