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New Leads Develop In Hit-And-Run Crash That Killed Temecula Man

Police have narrowed their search to the following vehicles: 2007-2012 Chevrolet Avalanche, 2007-2012 Chevrolet Tahoe, and 2007-2012 Chevrolet Suburban.

The California Highway Patrol released new information today in hopes of finding the hit-and-run driver who killed a Temecula man more than a year ago.

In the early morning hours of Oct. 4, 2011, Douglas O’Husky, 54, was traveling north on the 215 Freeway through Menifee, just south of Newport Road, in a red Hyundai Accent when he was struck from behind by another vehicle.

The collision caused O’Husky to lose control of the Accent and overturn. He was not wearing a seatbelt, police reported.

No arrests were made in the case, and no drivers came forward to claim responsibility.

Today CHP officer Nathan Baer announced a new development in the case.

At the crash scene investigation on Oct. 4, 2011, CHP officers collected small amounts of vehicle debris left by the suspect vehicle, Baer explained, noting that the evidence was submitted to the California Department of Justice Bureau of Forensic Services. 

“An analysis … by the Department of Justice revealed that the debris came from the right front headlight assembly distributed by General Motors. This headlight assembly was installed on the following vehicles: 2007-2012 Chevrolet Avalanche, 2007-2012 Chevrolet Tahoe, and 2007-2012 Chevrolet Suburban,” Baer said.

The color of the suspect vehicle has not been released by authorities.

“With this new update we are once again asking the public’s help in locating the hit-and-run-driver and vehicle,” he continued. “If anyone has information regarding this collision please call the Temecula Area CHP office at (951) 506-2000.”

Brenda October 23, 2012 at 09:50 PM
What are your thoughts? Tell us in the comments. : I think the scientific advancements and resources available to our Detectives and Evidence processing is more phenominal and accurate as each year goes by. It not only improves the rate of finding suspects but also presents a stronger case for trial. Hopefully this new evidence will find the suspect in this case. Of course for years now its also being used to gain the release of innocent people who had previously been found guillty and are incarcerated. These new scientific testings will find more people innocent of these past crimes if there is some sort of evidence to test, or retest. ie clothes, blood, etc.
Chris October 23, 2012 at 11:11 PM
Well duh! what are you the sidewalk wanna be reporter??
keepn it real October 24, 2012 at 02:33 AM
It never fails to amaze me how rude people are. The person was sharing a thought. And Chris the only thing you could come up with was that? What are you Chris the local wana be thug.... LOL .I hope they catch this person so the family finds piece...Now go ahead Chris. See how stupid you can sound now. Lololololol
Chris October 24, 2012 at 06:14 PM
Of coarse we all want to find the person responsible,But all i'm saying is most of the comments brenda makes are generic comments about non related facts,that most educated people already know,Now if you have specific information about the person responsible, or something else helpful then thats a different story. THUG LMAO Not even close!
Diane October 24, 2012 at 07:49 PM
Why wouldn't they share the color in the description?
john October 25, 2012 at 01:31 AM
Im the local wanna be thug mr keepin it real. Ufel me??? Lol
Galactic Cannibal October 25, 2012 at 03:02 AM
What a load of old bollocks this story and comments are....

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