For Immediate Release
Sergeant Anthony Prencipe
This morning, 10/10/18 at approximately 6:22 am, EDSO and CHP Placerville received a call of a vehicle vs pedestrian collision on Missouri Flat Rd at Halyard Ln. Preliminary reports indicate a dark colored sedan traveling north on Missouri Flat Rd struck a pedestrian. The sedan then fled the scene.
Fire, CHP and EDSO responded and despite life saving efforts, the pedestrian was unfortunately pronounced deceased at the scene. The victim has been identified as 87 year old Gottfried George Brunner, who resided near the location of the accident. Next of kin has been notified.
CHP – Placerville is currently investigating the collision and El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office is handling the coroner’s investigation. CHP is looking for a dark colored sedan that may have damage to the right front. There is no question that the driver of the sedan is aware they were involved in the collision. They are asked to come forward sooner than later.
Witnesses with factual information are encouraged to contact CHP at one of three numbers-
Office (8am-5pm) 530-622-1110
Dispatch (24 hrs) 916-861-1300
Tip line 1-800-TELL-CHP (1-800-835-5247)