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Man dies in hit-&-run

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From page A1 | August 02, 2013 | 2 Comments

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.

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  • Kellie Elledge-BottAugust 03, 2013 - 12:22 am

    I totally agree with Will. Keith was such a Wonderful and Sweet Young man. I was blessed to have gotten to know Keith these past 2 years. His smile lit up the room. So Tragic for someone who had a full life ahead of Him. My heart goes out to His Family. Please Help them,the County Sheriff and C.H.P to Find the LOW LIFE(s) that MURDERED KEITH. KARMA IS A CAST IRON BOOT WEARING BITCH, and YOU WILL GET YOURS. Go and rest high on that Mountain Keith and watch over Your Family and Your Friends. You will always be remembered and greatly missed. God Bless and keep You until We all meet again. Sincerely, Kellie Bott of Dr. Robert E. Sullivan's Office

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  • AnonymousAugust 09, 2013 - 9:15 am

    Everyone should really know the facts before making comments like these. If you really did know Keith you would know that he would have never wrote any comments like these nor would he want them associated with him. It is a very sad tragedy that has effected everyone. It is a huge lost to our community and his family and friends.

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