Sacramento fatal hit and run victim identified as Red Bluff man

Feb 23, 2015 12:16 PM by News Staff

The body of man found on Highway 99 in Sacramento early Saturday morning has been identified as 67-year-old Red Bluff resident Joe Rout.

California Highway Patrol officers received a report of a possible dead animal in the road on northbound Highway 99, near Florin Road in Sacramento around 6 a.m. Saturday.

When officers arrived they found Rout's body, which appeared to have been struck, killed and dragged by a vehicle, possibly a big rig. Officers are still looking for the vehicle that hit Rout.

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