The California Highway Patrol is asking for the public's help in their investigation of a fatal hit-and-run tat 12:35 a.m. Saturday on southbound Riceton Highway, north of Afton Road. 

The CHP reports that Richard Dwain Benish, 23, of Durham, was pronounced deceased by a Butte County deputy coroner and preliminary investigation revealed another vehicle was involved and had fled before authorities arrived. 

The CHP is asking that anyone who might have information regarding the whereabouts and activities of Benish for the 24 hours prior to the crash or any information related to the incident please call the CHP Oroville office at 332-1200.