Sacto 911 update: Coroner identifies man killed by hit-and-run RV in West Sacramento

Published: Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013 - 9:04 am
Last Modified: Monday, Feb. 3, 2014 - 1:41 pm

A man who died after he was struck by a recreational vehicle in West Sacramento on Tuesday night has been identified by the Yolo County Coroner's Office as Michael Ray Anderson, 55, a West Sacramento resident.

West Sacramento police are looking for the driver the RV that hit Anderson in front of a liquor store before fleeing. Anderson was pronounced dead at the scene.

"We're treating this as a homicide," said Lt. Tod Sockman, a West Sacramento police spokesman.

Police were called at 9:40 p.m. about an auto-pedestrian accident in front of the Low Cost Liquor store, 960 Sacramento Ave.

When officers arrived, they found the Anderson on the ground. Witnesses told police that the man was hit by a motor home, which left at a high rate of speed afterward. It was last seen eastbound on Sacramento Avenue.

Police are still trying to get more information on the vehicle, which was described as a white motor home with a brown stripe on it. It was more than 30 feet long and was built in the 1990s.

"We didn't get a good plate on it," Sockman said.

The driver was described as being a white male, with no shirt on. "He had a lot of tattoos," Sockman said.

Investigators are still trying to determine what happened before the incident.

"There was some arguing, either with that person (the victim) or the driver," said Sockman.

If anyone has information on the incident or the suspect, call West Sacramento police dispatch at (916) 372-3375.

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