California Highway Patrol identified last week’s hit and run victim north of Santa Cruz as Joshua Laven. Laven was biking on a cross-country tour from Florida to San Francisco when he was hit in the middle of the night and left to die on the side of Highway 1. Laven’s dog, a 5-year-old Cairn terrier named Ozziet, remained at his side until police came to investigate.
CHP believes the vehicle that hit Laven is a 1999-2004 Dodge Ram pickup with possible front end damage and a missing headlight. The truck may have extended side mirrors for hauling. Earlier reports mentioned the vehicle may be green.
Santa Cruz Patch: CHP Looking for 1999-2004 Dodge Ram in Hit-and-Run of Highway 1 Bicyclist.