"The Dobson family is pleading for anyone who may have any information about the accident leading to the death of their beloved son, brother and father to come forward. We would also like to thank those who stopped that night to help and those who have provided invaluable information. We are grateful for the amount of time and effort that has gone into this investigation and hope daily for answers that may bring closure and peace."
STATELINE, NV - The family of a pedestrian hit and killed last year is issuing a plea for help in finding the driver of the pickup who hit him.
Troopers were called shortly after 3AM Saturday, August 10, 2013, to a crash involving a pedestrian struck by a pickup on eastbound US 50 near Lake Parkway in Douglas County.
31-year-old Cody Dobson of Carson City had been walking on the sidewalk or road just east of the MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa, and ended up lying in the road, possibly having stumbled. When a driver saw him in the road and turned to help, the driver saw a blue Dodge pickup with camper shell hit the pedestrian. The driver of that pickup then drove off and is being sought.
Dobson was initially taken to Barton Memorial Hospital before being flown to Renown Regional Medical Center by Cal Star. Tests indicated signs of intoxication. The Nevada Highway Patrol confirms he died August 23.
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact Secret Witness in Douglas County at (775) 78-CRIME... (775) 782-7463... or Trooper Doug Hildebrand at (775) 689-4623 (e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org) regarding case number 130800861.