Sacto 9-1-1
July 17, 2012
Description of car involved in hit-and-run Carmichael crash released

4dog.jpgBy Bill Lindelof and Sam Stanton
blindelof@sacbee.com

The California Highway Patrol has released a description of the car that plowed into a man and a woman last night in Carmichael, killing their four dogs and severing the man's leg.

The CHP is looking for a 1986 or 1987 Nissan Maxima or Stanza that investigators believe is a metallic light brown color.

The vehicle is believed to have damage to the driver's side near the front bumper area, will be missing the driver's side rear-view mirror and will have its clear and amber colored running lights broken.

The crash occurred at the intersection of Garfield Avenue and Engle Road where the man and woman were walking the dogs when a sedan crashed into them about 10 p.m., according to the CHP.

The 23-year-old Carmichael woman, Gemily West, and her 21-year-old boyfriend, Harison Long-Randall of Grass Valley, were walking eastbound in the crosswalk at the intersection when the car approached at perhaps 80 mph.

The car heading southbound on Garfield first knocked down a stop sign and continued through the intersection. The car then hit the two dog walkers and the dogs.

The woman suffered a broken left leg and the man lost his leg as a result of the collision, which occurred near the La Sierra Community Center. The man also suffered internal injuries, according to the CHP.

The CHP asks anyone with information to call (916) 338-6710 or after hours, (916) 861-1300.

PHOTO CAPTION: Dog's names (from left to right) are Zury, Bindie, Evie, and Winry.

PHOTO GALLERY: See photos of the dogs here.

PHOTO GALLERY: See photos from the hit and run location here.

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