Originally published as a Sutter Creek Police Department Facebook post –
“On May 17, 2022 at approximately 8:35 pm, SCPD officers were dispatched to the area of Highway 49 and Valley View on a report of a vehicle versus pedestrian collision.
Initial information indicated that the 16 year old male victim and another person were crossing the roadway when the victim was struck.
The victim was transported to a Sacramento area trauma center in grave condition. He later died.
The collision scene was processed with the assistance of the California Highway Patrol.
With the assistance of the California Highway Patrol and the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department, the driver of the vehicle, 40 year old Shingles Springs resident Matthew Galea, was located in El Dorado County and was taken into custody for felony hit and run. He was booked into the Amador County Jail.
The collision and cause of the collision are still under investigation. Anyone who may have additional information about this incident are encouraged to call the Sutter Creek Police Department at (209) 267-5646.”