On Friday September 2, 2016, a man was hit by a vehicle and the vehicle fled the scene. The pedestrian who was hit died early the next morning. Napa Valley Register stated that, “The victim, Michael Dean Green, 54, was on foot when he was hit at 2:17 a.m. Friday. He was transported to Queen of the Valley Medical Center and was in critical condition. Green died from his injuries at 10:02 a.m. on Saturday.”
When the driver abandoned the scene, remaining car parts were found near the body allowing officers and investigators to identify the year and the type of car. Witnesses called the California Highway Patrol to provide information on the hit-and-run after the CHP exposed the description of the vehicle. Napa Valley register claimed that Russell Lee Wyant was arrested on the I-80 and was booked in jail for the investigation of felony vehicular manslaughter and leaving the scene.