Person of interest located in hit-and-run crash that left 1 man in critical condition

UPDATE: 11:55 a.m. Wednesday, July 22, 2020 - The CHP shared Wednesday that a person of interest has been identified in a hit-and-run crash that left one Chico man in critical condition.

Posted: Jul 6, 2020 9:14 AM
Updated: Jul 22, 2020 2:05 PM

UPDATE: 11:55 a.m. Wednesday, July 22, 2020 - The CHP shared Wednesday that a person of interest has been identified in a hit-and-run crash that left one Chico man in critical condition.

CHP Willows officials said the name of the person will not be released until the investigation is complete.

"We would like to thank the Glenn County community for their assistance and involvement in locating the vehicle and driver," CHP Willows said in a news release.

This is a breaking news update.

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WILLOWS, Calif. – The CHP is seeking information after a Chico man was hit by a car early Sunday morning and is now in critical condition.

The crash happened around 2:50 a.m. Sunday. The CHP said an unidentified person was driving their vehicle northbound on Highway 99W, just south of County Road 48.

The CHP said the car was directly behind Benjamin Maisonet, 24, of Chico. Maisonet was walking on the side of the northbound lane when the driver crashed into him, according to the CHP. Once officers arrived on the scene, Maisonet was found in the middle of the northbound lane.

The driver left the scene before emergency personnel arrived. At this time, CHP said the driver and vehicle have not been located. Officers do not have a description of the driver or vehicle.

Maisonet is currently in critical condition, Click Here to view a GoFundMe that has been set up for his recovery. The CHP Willows Office is asking that anyone with information call their office.

Editor Note: This article previously stated the crash happened at 2:50 p.m., however, the time has since been updated in this article and occurred at 2:50 a.m., according to the CHP.

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