MCKINLEYVILLE, Ca (KIEM)- The man who died in a fatal
hit-and-run crash Saturday morning in McKinleyville
has been identified as 47 year-old Clinton Eugene Deckert of McKinleyville.
According to the California Highway Patrol, 25 year-old
Shala Marie Bianco, also of McKinleyville, was driving a Toyota RAV 4 on
Central Avenue. Police say the driver made an unsafe right turn and struck Deckert
while he was walking on the east shoulder of the roadway. Police say Bianco
then drove off at a high rate of speed.
The driver eventually did notify authorities she was
involved. Bianco was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of
drugs or alcohol and vehicular manslaughter.
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