Car Launched Into "Barrel Roll" in Deadly Malibu Hit-and-Run

The hit-and-run driver crashed into a vehicle about two miles from the crash that killed the tow truck driver

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    A hit-and-run driver struck and killed a tow truck driver before crashing into another vehicle in Malibu.

    A tow truck driver who responded to a disabled vehicle on Pacific Coast Highway was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver Monday night in Malibu.

    The crash occurred at about 9 p.m. on the southbound side of the road near Pepperdine University. The tow truck driver was pronounced dead at the scene.

    The victim was identified as 45-year-old Ronald Carver, a father of three children.

    An initial investigation indicated the driver of a silver Audi hit the ramp of Carver's flatbed tow vehicle before striking Carver.

    "The driver struck the ramp, did a complete barrel roll then hit the person in mid-air," said Sgt. Philip Brooks, of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

    The hit-and-run driver crashed into a parked vehicle about two miles away, near Malibu Pier. The driver was hospitalized, and details regarding her condition were not immediately available.

    She was expected to be booked on suspicion of hit-and-run.

    PCH was shut down from Pepperdine University to the Malibu Pier for nearly eight hours. The road reopened at about 5 a.m.

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