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Skateboarder struck and killed by hit-and-run driver in Mendocino

A 21-year-old Mendocino man riding a skateboard was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver at a Mendocino intersection last week.

On Monday, Mendocino County Sheriff's Office identified him as Calum Taite Pulido.

Details of the 10:50 p.m. incident Thursday night were scant Saturday.

The victim had been riding his skateboard westbound on Little Lake Road toward the intersection with Highway 1 in the coastal village when a northbound driver struck him upon reaching the intersection, CHP said.

The driver was gone by the time officers responded.

It's not clear if there were witnesses, but the CHP said Saturday that it had impounded a silver Toyota Tundra pickup in connection with the crash. However the driver remained at large.

Any witnesses are asked to call the CHP's Ukiah office at 707-467-4420.

You can reach Staff Writer Mary Callahan at 707-521-5249 or mary.callahan@pressdemocrat.com. On Twitter @MaryCallahanB.

Mary Callahan

Environment and Climate Change, The Press Democrat

I am in awe of the breathtaking nature here in Sonoma County and am so grateful to live in this spectacular region we call home. I am amazed, too, by the expertise in our community and by the commitment to protecting the land, its waterways, its wildlife and its residents. My goal is to improve understanding of the issues, to find hope and to help all of us navigate the future of our environment. 

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