Man dead, two arrested in connection with a hit-and-run in North Fork, authorities say


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NORTH FORK, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) — Two have been arrested in connection with a hit and run in North Fork Thursday, authorities say.

At 3:10 a.m. on Thursday, authorities say a witness called 911 to report a man lying in the roadway on Road 224.

When California Highway Patrol arrived they initially responded to investigate a hit-and-run collision, however, found 31-year-old Travis Balthazar of O’Neals deceased at the scene.

Authorities say later that same morning, a white 1989 Acura sedan was found in Kerckhoff reservoir, partially submerged.

Madera County detectives arrested 35-year-old, Danielle Cook and 49-year-old Christopher Robesky both from North Fork, in connection with this case.

Cook and Robesky were booked into the Madera County Department of Corrections on Friday for possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, possession of ammunition by a prohibited person, and murder.

Bail was set at $1,000,000.00 for each suspect and they remain in custody.

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