Sheriff: Reward offered for info in fatal hit-and-run
A reward has been offered for information about a hit-and-run crash that left a Golden Valley woman dead last month.
According to the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office, Mohave Silent Witness has offered a reward of $1,500 for anyone with information leading to the arrest of the driver involved in a fatal hit-and-run collision that occurred late on the night of Tuesday, April 23.
Detectives also want to speak with Joseph Lloyd Whybark, 34, of Golden Valley, who is the registered owner of the vehicle involved in the crash. It is a gold Chevy Blazer, made between 1999 and 2004.
Whybark has a criminal record dating back to at least 2009 in Mohave County. According to previous media reports, in June 2009, Whybark was arrested after allegedly fighting with another man. When deputies tried to restrain him, he fought back. He also had two outstanding misdemeanor warrants.
In March 2013, Whybark was arrested at on an outstanding misdemeanor warrant for failure to pay fines. In November 2014, Whybark and Mary Lucille Morrison, both 30, were arrested Wednesday in the 1000 block of Highway 95 on outstanding warrants. Whybark was booked on an unspecified misdemeanor warrant. Morrison had two misdemeanor warrants for failure to pay fines. She was reportedly found to be in possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia.
The Blazer that is registered in Whybark’s name had considerable damage to the front end when detectives found it in a wash on the western end of Golden Valley Wednesday, April 24. Detectives determined the vehicle was towed to the desert area by an unknown person.
The case began when deputies arrived at 10:55 p.m., Tuesday, April 23, at an area near Colorado Road and Brook Drive when someone called to report a person laying on the road.
Deputies discovered the victim, Krisandrea Lynn Pannell-Cashen, 62, of Golden Valley, dead.
The County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the community’s help to identify the unknown person who towed the vehicle, as well as the driver of the vehicle at the time of the collision.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office and speak to Detective Coffin at 928-753-0753 or call our toll free number at 1-800-522-4312 and reference DR#19-015079.