Video: New Hampshire man dies in hit-and-run rollover crash in Redwood City


REDWOOD CITY (KRON) — A 58-year-old New Hampshire man was killed in a fatal hit-and-run rollover crash in Redwood City on Wednesday afternoon, according to California Highway Patrol Officer Art Montiel.

Montiel said the crash happened at around 1 p.m. on northbound U.S. Highway 101 just south of Woodside Road. It looks like a 2000 light brown Toyota Sienna clipped a 2006 silver Scion driven by the New Hampshire man, police said.

He lost control of the vehicle and rolled it in the center divide, Montiel said.

The New Hampshire man had his seatbelt on but suffered major injuries in the crash. He died at 1:50 p.m. at Stanford Hospital.

Some witnesses told CHP officers the driver of the Toyota was speeding, Montiel said.

It’s not known yet whether drugs or alcohol played a part in the collision, Montiel said.

No other vehicles were involved in the incident and no other passengers were in the Scion.

CHP officers are asking for help locating the driver of the Toyota, Montiel said. They do not yet have a description of the person.

The victim has been identified as Michael O’Brien. He has an address in Pacifica, even though he is from New Hampshire.

If caught, the person behind the wheel of the brown van could be charged with felony hit-and-run and voluntary manslaughter.

Anyone with information about the person or the collision is being asked to call the California Highway Patrol or 911.

Stay with KRON for updates.

Bay City News contributed to this report

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