Officials call off search in Live Oak hit-and-run
Officials in Sutter County searched an orchard Thursday to find a man involved in a hit-and-run collision, but didn't find the person in question.
Officer Victor Martin with the California Highway Patrol said the wanted man was described as 5 feet 6 inches tall, clean shaven and wearing a flannel shirt and jeans. He fled after the crash, Martin said, running into an orchard.
The crash was reported near Riviera Road and Highway 99 in Live Oak just before 1:30 p.m.
The CHP said the man who fled had been hit by another driver, who went into a ditch and hit a flag pole. The victim was taken to Rideout Memorial Hospital with a complaint of pain and air bag abrasions.
Police dogs were called to the area, according to the CHP traffic website. However, the man wasn't located and the search was called off sometime after 3:30 p.m., CHP Officer Brad Hofflander said.