Fatal Hit and Run on Missouri Flat Road

by Placerville Newswire / Oct 10, 2018 / comments

On 10/10/18 at approximately 6:22 am, EDSO and CHP Placerville received a call of a vehicle vs pedestrian collision on Missouri Flat Rd at Halyard Ln. Preliminary reports indicate a dark colored sedan traveling north on Missouri Flat Rd struck a pedestrian. The sedan then fled the scene.

Fire, CHP and EDSO responded and despite life saving efforts, the pedestrian was unfortunately pronounced deceased at the scene. The victim has been identified as 87 year old Gottfried George Brunner, who resided near the location of the accident. Next of kin has been notified.

87-year-old Gottfried Brunner of Diamond Springs was apparently crossing Missouri Flat Road a little before 6:30 a.m. when he was struck by a car.

According to CHP, the suspect vehicle was described as having never stopped or even applied the breaks after the collision.

Officials determined that the suspect vehicle was traveling north on Missouri Flat Road when it encountered Brunner crossing Missouri Flat Road at Halyard Lane.

CHP said the right front side of the vehicle struck Brunner, causing fatal injuries and significant damage to the vehicle.

On Thursday, CHP identified that the suspect vehicle was a 2011 or newer silver Dodge Caravan. In cooperation with the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office, officials were able to find the suspect vehicle at a gas station in Diamond Springs where the suspect, Ricardo Rosas, surrendered without incident.

After the suspect surrendered, CHP said they responded to the scene and took him into custody for felony hit and run. Officers said the 2012 silver Dodge Caravan in their custody had damage consistent with their evidence, giving them enough evidence to book the driver into the El Dorado County jail on the felony hit and run charge.