Vehicle in fatal hit-and-run reportedly found burned up in tow yard; suspected driver arrested
A Sutter County man has been arrested in connection to a fatal hit-and-run after the vehicle he’d allegedly been driving was found burned up in a tow yard, according to police.
In the early morning hours of May 19, a woman walking westbound along Garden Highway in Yuba City when she was struck by a vehicle traveling south. The driver of the vehicle did not stop, and the woman later died of her injuries, police said.
The Police Department’s Traffic Unit soon took over the investigation, and obtained surveillance footage from the area which identified the suspect vehicle as a 2009-2012 grey Honda two-door sedan, now with damage to the front right side.
Then, on June 9, police received a tip from someone who’d spotted a similar vehicle in a local tow yard. Though the vehicle had been burned, investigators noted damage to the vehicle consistent with what had been seen on footage from the scene. Not long after, the suspected driver of the vehicle was identified as 39-year-old Brian Keeney of Rio Oso, police said.
Keeney was located and arrested that same day in Elk Grove, and booked at the Sutter County Jail on suspicion of felony hit-and-run, possession of methamphetamine, and possession of drug paraphernalia. The investigation is still active and additional charges may be filed, police said.