37-Year-Old Pedestrian Killed in Deadly Accident near Garden Drive

OROVILLE, CA (July 15, 2022) – Tuesday morning, police responded to a hit-and-run crash that claimed the life of Robert Danforth.

According to Butte County Sheriffs, the incident happened on July 5 around 4:00 a.m., on Highway 70.

Reports say that Danforth was walking along the highway when he was struck by a passing vehicle.

Emergency medical services arrived at the scene and located Danforth with life-threatening injuries. Due to the extent of his condition, medics pronounced him dead at the scene.

The involved vehicle is described as a 2005-2007 Ford Super Duty or Ford Excursion. The driver of the Ford left the scene shortly after the collision.

Further investigations are still ongoing and any witnesses are to contact Oroville CHP Area Office at (530) 538-2700.


The team at Sweet James offers their warm and sincerest sympathies to the friends and family of Robert Danforth. May you find comfort and strength during this difficult time.


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