The death of a Keyes man along a stretch of country road remains an open case, but investigators are hoping new details might lead to the culprit.
Donnie Coyle Jr. 35, was struck and killed on Keyes Road, near the intersection of Carpenter Road. The California Highway Patrol believes Coyle must have been in the northbound direction crossing Keyes when he was hit.
Based on evidence at the scene, the vehicle was likely traveling westbound on Keyes, east of Coyle, the CHP reported.
The front of the vehicle struck Coyle and the impact threw him approximately 275 feet, according to the CHP.
Investigators said the vehicle fled the area.
An individual driving on Keyes Road spotted Coyle’s body alongside the right shoulder of the road. The person called 911 and emergency personnel were dispatched to the scene. Coyle was pronounced dead at the scene at 10:34 p.m. Feb. 24.
The hit and run driver has not been apprehended, but investigators have new information on the vehicle involved.
From the debris recovered at the scene, investigators believe the vehicle involved is a Chevrolet Silverado pick-up truck, the truck is a newer model, possibly a 2007 to 2011, said CHP spokesman Officer Eric Parsons.
Anyone who has information regarding the identity of the driver or information regarding the involved vehicle should contact Officer Jonathan Box at the Modesto Area Office at 545-7440.