Prominent SF Attorney Killed In Sonoma County Hit & Run

FORESTVILLE (CBS SF) – A jogger from San Francisco was killed in a hit-and-run Sunday evening in Forestville.

Friends identified the victim to CBS 5 as San Francisco Attorney Donald Casper.

The 63-year-old was apparently jogging eastbound along the south edge of River Road just west of Wilshire Drive when he was hit by a white pickup truck with an extended cab around 7 p.m., CHP officers said.

Witnesses said the driver of the truck then slowed down before fleeing eastbound on River Road.

When emergency crews arrived, Casper was lying in the road and was unresponsive, according to the CHP. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The fourth-generation San Franciscan lived in North Beach, and was co-owner of the firm Jacobs Spotswood & Casper LLP. He was serving as a member of the San Francisco Civil Service Commission after being appointed by Mayor Willie Brown in 2000.

Investigators said it is unknown whether alcohol was a factor in the fatal collision.

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