The Santa Clarita Signal reported about an accident that happened on State Route 30, west of Walker Ridge Road. Authorities say that they received a call on Thursday, February 21st just after 7:00 a.m. indicating a vehicle had gone off the road and struck a tree in a single vehicle crash.
Now, based on evidence found at the scene of the crash and during the autopsy of the driver, Patrick Michael Weber, 41, authorities believe that the fatal crash may have been a homicide.
Some of the evidence encountered at the scene by CHP officers includes red paint transfer marks on the driver’s side of Weber’s 2014 Sprinter van. “We are investigating the possibility there was foul play, possibly a homicide,” Officer Joel Skeen of the California Highway Patrol in Clear Lake said.
As to a possible motive for there being foul play involved in the crash, Skeen said that the CHP is looking at a number of scenarios in the case including a hit and run or intentional collision.
Authorities say Weber worked in the cannabis industry.
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Because of the potentially suspicious nature of the incident, the California Highway Patrol’s Multidisciplinary Accident Investigation Team, and the Lake County Sheriff’s Major Crimes Investigation unit are conducting an in-depth investigation in order to determine the exact nature of what may have caused the accident.