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CHP Seeks Public’s Help Identifying Driver In Oak Room Crash

OAKHURST — The CHP is seeking the public’s help in identifying the driver of a Jeep Grand Cherokee that caused a major accident with injuries in front of the Oak Room bar last Saturday, then fled the scene.

On Jan. 30, at approximately 6:45 p.m., the unidentified driver, and passenger Thom Griswold, 38, of Oakhurst, were pulling out of the Oak Room parking lot in the 2001 Jeep, attempting to make a left turn onto southbound Highway 41.

Daniel Treinen, 46, also of Oakhurst, was traveling northbound in a 2011 Freightliner Flat-Bed tow truck. The Jeep exited the parking lot and for an unknown reason, stopped in the northbound lane of SR-41 directly in front of Treinen’s Freightliner.

Treinen tried to stop but could not avoid colliding into the Jeep. The impact of the crash caused the Jeep to collide with a parked and unoccupied 2001 GMC Sierra.

Passenger Griswold sustained a fracture to his right leg, and was airlifted to Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno. Treinen had complaints of pain, but declined transport for medical attention.

The unidentified driver exited the Jeep and fled the scene prior to CHP arrival.

This collision is still under investigation, and the Oakhurst CHP Office is seeking the public’s help. If anyone has any information regarding this incident, please contact the Oakhurst CHP Office at (559) 658-6590.

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