NORTH FORK – The driver of a Jeep that was abandoned after a crash on Road 233 on Sunday night was located later that evening by CHP at his home on Cascadel Drive North.
Travis Coleman, 34, of North Fork, was headed up the hill on Cascadel Drive sometime after 9 p.m. on Sunday, May 12, when he allowed his vehicle to drift off the right side of the road, hitting a drainage ditch before running up the embankment and flipping over onto the roof.When motorists on the road came upon the accident, they found that there was no one in the vehicle or anywhere in the vicinity.
When CHP officers later located the registered owner, Travis Coleman, they learned that he had been driving at the time of the crash. He told them that a friend was following in another vehicle, and had given him a ride home. His explanation as to why he had left the scene was that he was in fear of his life.
Coleman admitted to CHP that he had been drinking, but said that the alcohol had been consumed after he arrived home following the wreck. With no concrete evidence to the contrary, no arrest was made.
The Jeep appeared to be totaled, and was removed by Doc’s Towing. Coleman suffered minor lacerations to his forehead.