Teen hit-and-run victim taken off life-support; driver still at large

Dec 9, 2015 12:55 PM by News Staff

The 15-year-old Cottonwood boy struck by a hit-and-run driver Saturday night has passed away, the Shasta County Coroner’s Office confirmed Wednesday morning.

Aaron Mieger was struck while walking south on Main Street, just north of Musket Way in Cottonwood around 5:30 p.m. Saturday.

He was taken to Mercy Medical Center for treatment, but pronounced brain dead. Mieger, who would have turned 16 Thursday, was taken off of life-support Tuesday night.

Officers have located the gold 1997 Toyota Camry that struck Mieger, but are still searching for the driver. The car’s registered owner was not involved in the crash, officials say.

Anyone with information on the collision is to call the Redding Area CHP office at 530-242-3200.


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