Chase Richard Arrested in Hit-and-Run Crash on Highway 67 in Ramona
RAMONA, CA (October 2, 2019) – A woman was critically injured following a bicycle hit-and-run crash two weeks ago in Ramona.
The crash happened around 6:15 a.m. on Highway 67, just north of Dye Road.
According to the California Highway Patrol, a 53-year-old Michelle Scott was pedaling northbound on Highway 67 when a 2019 Ford Edge struck her.
The impact ejected Scott onto the roadway. Paramedics airlifted her to Palomar Medical Center in critical condition.
The SUV driver continued without rendering aid. The car was last seen heading southbound on San Vicente Road near Hanson Lane.
A bystander car tried chasing down the suspect but lost track of it as it drove recklessly through the streets.
Witnesses provided information which led investigators to the possible location of the vehicle involved in the crash.
Investigators found the suspect vehicle partially hidden in a garage at a residence in the San Diego County Estates neighborhood. They seized the vehicle Monday after obtaining a warrant.
Although a tip provided investigators with a license plate number, they later learned the plates had been stolen.
On October 8, CHP officers arrested Chase E. Richard, 34, in the 16000 block of Swartz Canyon Road in Ramona.
Richard was booked into the San Diego County Jail and being held at $1 million bail.
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