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CHP seeks driver of vehicle that killed woman walking near Gibson Ranch

Authorities are searching for the driver of a vehicle that hit and killed a woman, whose body was found in a ditch Saturday morning in the Elverta area near Gibson Ranch.

The woman was walking eastbound on Elverta Road on the south side of the road between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. Saturday, a California Highway Patrol news release states. The vehicle also was eastbound when it hit the woman. The speed of the vehicle and cause of the collision have not been determined.

Officers received a call from a passerby about 6:30 a.m., though they believe the incident could have occurred several hours earlier, said CHP spokesman Chad Hertzell. There are no sidewalks in the area where the woman was walking, he said.

The driver left the scene, and CHP investigators are asking the public for help in the search. Anyone with information should contact Sacramento Valley Crime Stoppers at 916-443-4357 or 800-222-7463. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

Sammy Caiola: 916-321-1636, @SammyCaiola