Man dies in hit-&-run

By From page A1 | August 02, 2013

The CHP is asking the community to aid it in an investigation of a deadly hit and run.

Keith Birks, 23, of Shingle Springs, was heading southbound on Lotus Road at 10:41 a.m. July 26 when his black Suburu Legacy was hit by an unknown car just north of the Granite Creek Road intersection, said CHP Officer Quinn Cuthbertson.

That portion of Lotus Road is winding with low-speed turns.

The impact caused Birks to go off the west edge of the road, striking a tree and rolling once. The car came to a rest on its wheels in an easterly direction about 30 feet from the road.

“The driver suffered major injuries,” Cuthbertson said.

Birks was flown by Life Flight to Sutter Roseville Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 1:29 a.m. July 27.

Anyone with additional information on the incident is urged to call the Placerville CHP office at 530-622-1110.

Cole Mayer

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