Man Found Unconscious on Napa Highway Identified by Sheriff's Office as Vacaville Resident

Dustin Wayne Valentine, 42, was found with head injuries on Highway 128 in rural Napa County shortly after midnight Monday and remains in critical condition, according to the sheriff's office. Detectives are looking for clues.

The man found lying unconscious with head wounds on Capell Valley Road/Highway 128 in the early hours of Monday morning has been identified as a 42-year-old Vacaville man.

Dustin Wayne Valentine remains in critical condition, said Napa County Sheriff's Capt. Tracey Stuart.

Valentine was spotted in the eastbound lane by a passing motorist shortly after midnight Monday and was flown to John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek for treatment.

CHP initially reported that Valentine was the victim of a hit and run, but sheriff's investigators said his injuries did not suggest he had been struck by a vehicle.

Stuart asks anyone with information to call detectives at (707) 253-4591.

She said people may also make anonymous tips through Crime Stoppers by texting NVCS and a message to 274637 (CRIMES) or online at https://www.tipsubmit.com/WebTips.aspx?AgencyID=912

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Hyde (Dirty Napkin) September 19, 2012 at 09:33 PM
Belle (Orchid Lady) September 19, 2012 at 10:25 PM
I hope he gets better soon! I'm glad they know who he is, and can let his family know what's happened to him.
Mark Mathews September 20, 2012 at 12:25 AM
If this man's injuries were not caused by a hit and run, it could be the poor guy was dumped there, after being roughed up elsewhere. This is a strange tale, if he tells it...
Matt Grantham September 20, 2012 at 03:23 PM
Maybe after whatever happened, somebody wanted to give him the chance to live by putting him in a public spot?
shellbellberg December 27, 2012 at 03:32 PM
What became of this incident? Did the man come out of his coma?


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