On Sunday, April 1, 2018, at approximately 9:07 p.m., the Gridley-Biggs Police Department (GBPD) and CalFire Paramedics responded to a traffic collision, vehicle versus pedestrian, on Magnolia Street at the intersection with Haskell Street. GBPD officers arrived on scene and conducted an investigation.

The preliminary investigation revealed an unknown vehicle struck the victim in the roadway and fled the collision scene. The victim had major life threatening injuries and was transported to Gridley's Orchard Hospital and then to Enloe Hospital in Chico for advanced care.

On Monday, April 2, at approximately 1 a.m., the victim succumbed to their injuries and was pronounced deceased. The identify of the victim has been withheld at this time pending notification of the victim's family.

GBPD officers recovered evidence on scene that may lead to the identify of the vehicle involved and they are reviewing video surveillance from the surrounding area. The investigation is-ongoing and anyone who may have witnessed this accident or have any further information. is encouraged to contact the Gridley Biggs Police Department, Detective Alberto Rodriguez at (530) 846-5670.