Search continues for hit and run driver, car

The vehicle involved in the hit and run collision with a pedestrian on Oct. 1 may have been similar to this 2010 Mercedes C250. The vehicle in this photo is not the one involved in the collision.

Glenn County Observer

The Glenn County Sheriff’s Office is still looking for the driver involved in a Willows hit and run (vehicle versus pedestrian) collision from the evening of Saturday, Oct. 1.

At about 7:48 p.m. on that date, deputies responded to a report of a person laying in the roadway in front of Circle K, 210 West Wood Street.

Deputies found Victoria Zunega-Portillo, 63, of Willows, who had been struck by a vehicle as she was trying to cross Wood Street near Shasta Street.

Due to Portillo’s injuries, deputies requested Willows Fire Department personnel and an ambulance.

According to witnesses, Portillo was struck by a silver passenger vehicle that fled the area.

With the help of witnesses, deputies determined the vehicle may have been a gray or silver 2008-2011 Mercedes C250 and that it would have damage to the passenger side headlight.

After the collision, the suspect vehicle did not stop and continued eastbound on Wood Street to an unknown destination.

Portillo was transported by ambulance and the deputies conducted an extensive search for the vehicle, without success.

Deputies searched the area but were unable to locate the vehicle.

On Wednesday, Oct. 5, the Glenn County Sheriff’s Office issued a request for information from the public in relation to this hit and run.

Anyone with information regarding the location and identification of the driver of the vehicle or the vehicle’s whereabouts is urged to contact the Glenn County Sheriff’s Office.

Members of the Glenn County Sheriff’s Office can be contacted in person at 543 West Oak Street, Willows; or by phone at 530-934-6431.