Monte Wood Flees, Briana Schofield and Children Hurt in Highway 116 Accident Near Bohemian Highway
MONTE RIO, CA (June 19, 2019) – A hit-and-run head-on crash Sunday night on Highway 116 near Bohemian Highway left a woman and her three kids with injuries.
According to news reports, California Highway Patrol is searching for a Cazadero man, who officers say left his family at the scene following a two-vehicle accident.
The 6 p.m. crash happened as Monte Rio Wood tried passing up a vehicle making a left turn. During this maneuver, Wood reportedly merged into the eastbound lanes while traveling west and struck a pickup truck head-on.
For unknown reasons, Wood left the scene, abandoning his 8-month-old daughter, 6-year-old son and 10-year-old son. They, along with their 30-year-old mother Briana Schofield, suffered minor to moderate injuries.
The driver of the pickup truck, however, escaped harm.
Officials have yet to determine the ultimate cause of the accident. A follow-up investigation concerning this is underway.
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