CHP: Beat-up silver Acura or Honda is hit-and-run car in I-80 tow-truck driver death

By: Journal Staff Report
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AUBURN CA - The Auburn California Highway Patrol is asking the public to help locate the driver and vehicle of a hit-and-run traffic collision that struck and killed tow-truck driver David Robinson Jr. on Tuesday afternoon near Auburn. Robinson had exited his tow truck on westbound Interstate 80, west of Ophir Road, when an unknown vehicle struck him and immediately fled the scene after the collision. According to witnesses, the vehicle responsible for the collision is described as a silver or light gray 1990-1993 Honda or Acura sedan. The vehicle has extensive right-front damage, primarily to the windshield area. There were no license plates on the vehicle, Officer David Martinez said. There is a “Temporary Operating Permit” attached to the rear window. The driver is described as a white male, early- to mid-twenties, and was wearing a black baseball cap. If anyone has any information regarding the collision, they are asked to contact Officer Steve Johnson at the Auburn Area CHP Office (916) 663-3344. - Gus Thomson